Nationals lineup in the Mile High City

Stephen Strasburg (9-1, 2.46 ERA) will oppose Jeff Francis (0-1, 8.56 ERA) tonight at Coors Field.

The difference in those stat lines jumps out at you just a bit, doesn’t it?

Francis’ numbers this season aren’t exactly what you’d call impressive, but the veteran lefty did allow just one earned run his last time out against the Phillies.

The Rockies are currently working with a four-man rotation, and they’re capping their starters’ pitch counts at 75 in order to keep them fresh. We’ll see a lot of the Rockies bullpen over the next four days.

Here’s Davey Johnson’s lineup for tonight’s series opener:

2B Danny Espinosa
CF Bryce Harper
3B Ryan Zimmerman
RF Michael Morse
1B Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
LF Tyler Moore
C Jesus Flores
P Stephen Strasburg

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