Tracy hitting third, playing third base tonight

With Ryan Zimmerman still out because of a shoulder injury, Nationals manager Davey Johnson has Chad Tracy hitting third and playing third base today against the Padres.

Hey, why not reward the guy for his massive two-run, pinch-hit single last night?

Tracy’s big hit yesterday snapped an 0-for-11 skid. He’ll have a few chances to up his .200 average today against Padres righty Joe Wieland, who is 0-2 with a 4.30 ERA this season.

With Wieland on the mound, Johnson has all of his left-handed hitters in today’s lineup. Roger Bernadina will play left field with Rick Ankiel in center and Adam LaRoche at first base.

Jordan Zimmermann takes to the hill looking for his first win of the season, and hopefully a little run support (please?) will help him accomplish that goal.

Here are your lineups for today’s game:

SS Ian Desmond SS
2B Danny Espinosa
3B Chad Tracy
1B Adam LaRoche
RF Jayson Werth
CF Rick Ankiel
C Wilson Ramos
LF Roger Bernadina
P Jordan Zimmermann

LF Will Venable
SS Andy Parrino
3B Chase Headley
RF Jeremy Hermida
1B Yonder Alonso
CF Cameron Maybin
2B Orlando Hudson
C John Baker
P Joe Wieland

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