Moore starts at first vs. Hamels

With the Nationals facing Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels tonight, Adam LaRoche will get the night off and Tyler Moore will start for the Nats at first base in the second game of this three-game set.

LaRoche actually has pretty good numbers in his career against Hamels (.294 with four homers in 34 at-bats), but manager Davey Johnson will give the right-handed-hitting Moore the start at first in LaRoche’s place tonight.

Moore is 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and a walk against Hamels.

Bryce Harper has been dropped to fifth in the order with the Nats facing a southpaw. Ian Desmond will move up and hit cleanup.

Gio Gonzalez takes the mound for the first time since his one-hit shutout of the Mets on Monday, looking to improve upon his 10-6 record this season.

For the Nats
CF Denard Span
3B Ryan Zimmerman
RF Jayson Werth
SS Ian Desmond
LF Bryce Harper
C Wilson Ramos
1B Tyler Moore
2B Anthony Rendon
LHP Gio Gonzalez

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