A bunch of lineup changes today (Brown recalled)

With the Nationals facing Cubs left-hander Chris Rusin, Bryce Harper will have a seat today.

Jayson Werth will play center field, Michael Morse will move over to right and Tyler Moore will play left field and hit seventh.

This is Moore’s first start since Aug. 26.

Morse is back in the lineup after being pulled from yesterday’s game in the fourth inning due to what manager Davey Johnson said was a hand injury.

Another interesting change to Davey Johnson’s lineup is that Ian Desmond will hit second, marking the first time this season he’s started a game hitting No. 2 in the batting order.

Jesus Flores will handle the catching.

In addition, the Nationals have recalled outfielder Corey Brown from Triple-A Syracuse. Brown hit .285 with 25 homers and 71 RBIs with Syracuse and went 3-for-16 with a double, a home run and two RBIs in nine games with the Nats.

For the Nats:

CF Jayson Werth
SS Ian Desmond
3B Ryan Zimmerman
RF Michael Morse
1B Adam LaRoche
2B Danny Espinosa
LF Tyler Moore
C Jesus Flores
P Edwin Jackson

For the Cubs:

RF David DeJesus
3B Luis Valbuena
1B Anthony Rizzo
LF Alfonso Soriano
SS Starlin Castro
C Welington Castillo
CF Brett Jackson
2B Darwin Barney
P Chris Rusin

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