Friday’s Nats, Reds lineups

How does Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips welcome the Nationals to town?

By taking a dig at Bryce Harper on Twitter.

Here’s what Phillips tweeted earlier today: “GoodAfternoon #Cincinnati... Today we host #BabeRuth & the @Nationals for a 3 game series at #GABP! See y’all there”

That’s the second “Babe Ruth” reference we’ve heard in the last week. An unnamed Phillies player apparently made a similar comment referring to Harper during last weekend’s series at Nationals Park. (I’m sorry, Natitude Park.)

Davey Johnson is going with basically the same lineup as yesterday, the only difference being Wilson Ramos is back behind the plate and hitting eighth.

Roger Bernadina will hit second again, and Harper will bat fifth.

Here are tonight’s lineups:

SS Ian Desmond
LF Roger Bernadina
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Adam LaRoche
RF Bryce Harper
2B Danny Espinosa
CF Rick Ankiel
C Wilson Ramos
P Gio Gonzalez

SS Zack Cozart
CF Drew Stubbs
1B Joey Votto
2B Brandon Phillips
RF Jay Bruce
3B Scott Rolen
LF Ryan Ludwick
C Devin Mesoraco
P Mike Leake

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