Kevin Frandsen. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

As expected, the Nationals are without Jayson Werth in the starting lineup for at least another day. Manager Matt Williams decided to do a little shuffling with a left-hander on the mound for the Pirates. After his stellar major league debut, Michael A. Taylor went 0 for 10 with seven strikeouts and is sitting.

So Bryce Harper shifts to right field and Kevin Frandsen gets the start in left. Danny Espinosa, who hits left-handers well, is starting at second base.



1. Denard Span, CF

2. Kevin Frandsen, LF

3. Anthony Rendon, 3B

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Ian Desmond, SS

6. Bryce Harper, RF

7. Wilson Ramos, C

8. Danny Espinosa, 2B

9. Gio Gonzalez, SP



1. Josh Harrison, SS

2. Gregory Polanco, RF

3. Russell Martin, C

4. Starling Marte, CF

5. Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B

7. Jayson Nix, 2B

8. Travis Snider, LF

9. Jeff Locke, SP