Jayson Werth. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

After being shut out in Thursday’s series opener, the Nationals will again use their standard lineup against the Braves and left-handed pitcher Mike Minor (2-4, 4.42 ERA). The Nationals are 11-7 and hitting .284 against left-handed pitching this season. Jayson Werth leads the team with a .382 average against southpaws and Anthony Rendon is second with a .344 clip.


1. Denard Span, CF

2. Anthony Rendon, 3B

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Ryan Zimmerman, LF

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Jose Lobaton, C

9. Stephen Strasburg, SP



1. Tommy La Stella, 2B

2. B.J. Upton, CF

3. Freddie Freeman, 1B

4. Evan Gattis, C

5. Jason Heyward, RF

6. Chris Johnson, 3B

7. Andrelton Simmons, SS

8. Jordan Schafer, LF

9. Mike Minor, SP