Espinosa gets a day off after getting elbowed in head

FLUSHING, N.Y. - A day after getting elbowed in the head while covering first base, Danny Espinosa is not in manager Davey Johnson's starting lineup against the Mets.

Asked how he was feeling after last night's game, Espinosa insisted he was OK, and he only had some dizziness for a few seconds after catching a Ruben Tejada elbow on the side of the head.

It could be that Johnson just wants to get some at-bats for Steve Lombardozzi, who will play second base tonight, and that Espinosa is fine. We'll find out shortly.

Here's the Nats lineup against Mets righty Dillon Gee:

SS Ian Desmond
2B Steve Lombardozzi
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Adam LaRoche
RF Jayson Werth
LF Xavier Nady
CF Roger Bernadina
C Wilson Ramos
P Ross Detwiler

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