Nationals lineup remains the same

The Nationals have averaged just 2.5 runs over their last 10 games. Despite the offensive slump, Davey Johnson is sticking with the same lineup tonight that he's used recently against left-handed starters.

Washington will face Rockies lefty Christian Friedrich tonight, he of the 4-4 record and 5.65 ERA. Friedrich has gotten the loss in each his last three starts.

Yet again, the Nats will get a chance to tee off against a guy with mediocre numbers this season.

Gio Gonzalez will look to reach the double-digit win mark tonight. He's 9-3 with a 2.55 ERA entering his Mile High mound visit.

Marco Scutaro is not in the Rockies' lineup the day after taking a 95-mph Stephen Strasburg fastball off his helmet. Chris Nelson will start at second base for Colorado.

Here are tonight's lineups:

For the Nationals
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 Gio Gonzalez

For the Rockies
CF Dexter Fowler
3B Jordan Pacheco
LF Carlos Gonzalez
RF Michael Cuddyer
1B Todd Helton
2B Chris Nelson
C Wilin Rosario
SS Johnathan Herrera
P Christian Friedrich

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