Ian Desmond and Bryce Harper. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

For the first time since he returned, Bryce Harper is hitting second. Matt Williams said he wanted to ease Harper back into the lineup by hitting him sixth. Now he has flopped Anthony Rendon, who has thrived in the second spot, and Harper.



1. Denard Span, CF

2. Bryce Harper, LF

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

6. Anthony Rendon, 2B

7. Ian Desmond, SS

8. Wilson Ramos, C

9. Tanner Roark, SP



1. Chris Coghlan, LF

2. Justin Ruggiano, CF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Luis Valbuena, 3B

6. Nate Schierholtz, RF

7. John Baker, C

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Jason Hammel, SP