Haren likely making his final start as a National (LaRoche scratched)

PHOENIX - Dan Haren will look to cap a disappointing season on a positive note tonight when he takes on the Diamondbacks in what will likely be his final start as a National.

A free agent this offseason after his one-year, $13 million deal with the Nats comes to an end, Haren will be shopping around for a new team, but he knows he likely won’t have many suitors after going 9-14 with a 4.87 ERA and 28 homers allowed in 162 2/3 innings to this point this season.

He’s 1-1 with a lifetime 5.00 ERA in two career appearances against the Diamondbacks, one of his former teams.

The Diamondbacks will send right-hander Brandon McCarthy to the mound. Nationals manager Davey Johnson will run out pretty much his regular lineup, with Steve Lombardozzi playing second base tonight.

Update: Adam LaRoche has been scratched from the lineup with left biceps tendinitis. He feels that it may have come from carrying boxes the other day.

Updated Nats lineup
CF Denard Span
3B Ryan Zimmerman
RF Jayson Werth
LF Bryce Harper
SS Ian Desmond
C Wilson Ramos
1B Chad Tracy
2B Steve Lombardozzi
RHP Dan Haren

For the Diamondbacks
CF Adam Eaton
RF Gerardo Parra
1B Paul Goldschmidt
LF Martin Prado
C Miguel Montero
3B Matt Davidson
2B Chris Owings
SS Didi Gregorius
RHP Brandon McCarthy

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