Werth in Nats lineup, Morse not

Jayson Werth was scratched from yesterday’s lineup due to a sore right ankle. He underwent an MRI on the ankle today, but apparently everything checked out just fine.

Werth is back in the Nationals lineup for tonight, hitting fourth and playing right field.

While Werth will take his hacks against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner, Michael Morse will not.

Morse was pulled from yesterday’s game in the fifth inning due to a jammed right thumb. Manager Davey Johnson told reporters last night that Morse’s injury wasn’t anything serious, but he’ll get a day of rest today.

With Werth out, Tyler Moore will start in left field.

The left-handed Bumgarner (12-7, 3.08 ERA) will oppose Jordan Zimmermann (9-6, 2.35 ERA), the new National League ERA leader.

For the Nats:

SS Danny Espinosa
CF Bryce Harper
3B Ryan Zimmerman
RF Jayson Werth
1B Adam LaRoche
LF Tyler Moore
C Jesus Flores
2B Steve Lombardozzi
P Jordan Zimmermann

For the Giants:

CF Angel Pagan
2B Marco Scutaro
LF Melky Cabrera
C Buster Posey
3B Pablo Sandoval
RF Hunter Pence
1B Brandon Belt
SS Brandon Crawford
P Madison Bumgarner

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