Kevin Frandsen. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Kevin Frandsen. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

With Danny Espinosa struggling and with a leg bruise, Manager Matt Williams is turning to Kevin Frandsen at second base again for the second time in three games. Espinosa is hitting .209/.265/.379. Even with a right-handed pitcher on the mound — Henderson Alvarez starting for the Marlins — Williams wants right-handed Frandsen in the lineup. Blake Treinen makes his second start in the rotation as Gio Gonzalez’s replacement.

Nationals

1. Denard Span, CF

2. Anthony Rendon, 3B

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Wilson Ramos, C

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Kevin Frandsen, 2B

8. Nate McLouth, LF

9. Blake Treinen, SP

 

Marlins

1, Christian Yelich, LF

2. Derek Dietrich, 2B

3. Giancarlo Stanton, RF

4. Casey McGehee, 3B

5. Garrett Jones, 1B

6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

7. Marcell Ozuna, CF

8. Adeiny Hechavarria, SS

9. Henderson Alvarez, SP