Strasburg scratched, Ohlendorf starting (updated)

If you’re headed to Nationals Park and you’re excited about seeing Stephen Strasburg start for the Nationals in the opener of a three-game series against the Phillies, you’re going to be disappointed.

The Nationals have scratched Strasburg from tonight’s start. No reason was given, but he’s not on the lineup posted in the clubhouse. Instead, right-hander Ross Ohlendorf is listed as tonight’s starting pitcher.

We’ll update with news about Strasburg when it becomes available. In the meantime, here is tonight’s Nats lineup against Phillies righty Kyle Kendrick.

For the Phillies:

CF Cesar Hernandez
SS Jimmy Rollins
2B Chase Utley
C Carlos Ruiz
RF Darin Ruf
3B Cody Asche
1B Kevin Fransden
LF Freddie Galvis
RHP Kyle Kendrick

For the Nationals:

CF Denard Span
3B Ryan Zimmerman
RF Jayson Werth
LF Bryce Harper
SS Ian Desmond
1B Adam LaRoche
C Wilson Ramos
2B Steve Lombardozzi
RHP Ross Ohlendorf

Update: Manager Davey Johnson said Strasburg was scratched because of stiffness in his right upper forearm.

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