Espinosa hitting leadoff

Yesterday’s Nationals lineup had success with second baseman Steve Lombardozzi hitting in the leadoff spot.

Today, Davey Johnson will again put his second baseman atop the lineup. Today, though, it’s Danny Espinosa, who will get the start at second.

Ian Desmond will hit fifth for the second consecutive day.

The Nats will face O’s lefty Wei-Yin Chen, who has gotten off to a great start, going 4-0 with a 2.45 ERA.

Stephen Strasburg gets the ball for the Nats, looking to put an end to a three-game losing streak.

For the Nationals:

Espinosa 2B
Harper CF
Zimmerman 3B
LaRoche 1B
Desmond SS
Nady RF
Moore LF
Flores C
Strasburg P

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