Zimmerman stays in three-spot in Nats lineup

Davey Johnson admitted last night that he’s given some thought to moving Ryan Zimmerman down in the order given his struggles this season. But Johnson said he planned to keep the .222-hitting Zimmerman in the three-spot in the lineup for now.

That familiar three-hole is where Zimmerman remains today.

The Nationals are going with their right-handed-heavy lineup today against Orioles lefty Wei-Yin Chen, who is 7-2 with a 3.36 ERA on the season.

Tyler Moore will play left, Xavier Nady will play right and Danny Espinosa is back in the leadoff spot.

A reminder that tonight’s game will start at 7:15 p.m., not 7:05, and will be aired on FOX.

For the Nationals:
2B Danny Espinosa
CF Bryce Harper
3B Ryan Zimmerman
DH Michael Morse
1B Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
LF Tyler Moore
RF Xavier Nady
C Jesus Flores
P Edwin Jackson

For the Orioles:
2B Brian Roberts
SS J.J. Hardy
RF Chris Davis
CF Adam Jones
C Matt Wieters
3B Wilson Betemit
1B Mark Reynolds
DH Nick Johnson
LF Steve Pearce
P Wei-Yin Chen

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