LaRoche, Suzuki sit, Moore and Solano in Nats lineup (updated)

Having gone hitless in his last 10 at-bats with seven strikeouts, Adam LaRoche is getting a rest for today’s matinee against the Cardinals.

So is catcher Kurt Suzuki with a day game after a night game. Tyler Moore starts at first while catcher Jhonatan Solano gets his first start behind the plate since being called up on April 14.

The Nationals are facing Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia today, so Johnson will get another right-handed bat in the lineup by putting Moore in there.

With Stephen Strasburg on the mound, the Nationals are looking to avoid a sweep, their fourth straight loss and falling below .500 for the first time since 2011.

For the Nationals:
CF Denard Span
RF Jayson Werth
LF Bryce Harper
1B Tyler Moore
SS Ian Desmond
2B Danny Espinosa
3B Anthony Rendon
C Jhonatan Solano
RHP Stephen Strasburg

For the Cardinals:
3B Matt Carpenter
1B Allen Craig
LF Matt Holliday
RF Carlos Beltran
C Yadier Molina
2B Daniel Descalso
CF Shane Robinson
SS Pete Kozma
LHP Jaime Garcia

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