Harper, McLouth, Leon in Nats lineup

MIAMI - As expected, Bryce Harper is in the Nationals lineup tonight against the Marlins, after he left last night's contest in the seventh inning after feeling some tightness in his quad.

The quad issue is considered minor and is something Harper has dealt with for the last handful of days, according to manager Matt Williams. Harper will play left field tonight, with Nate McLouth playing center.

McLouth was scratched from Sunday's game against the Braves due to left knee soreness, but he's apparently feeling well enough to give it a go today.

Sandy Leon will be behind the plate again tonight after hitting his first major league homer in last night's Nats win. Leon has started four of the Nats' last six games.

Williams said yesterday that Jose Lobaton took a bit of a beating in the Atlanta series, and so Leon will catch Stephen Strasburg tonight.

For the Nats
3B Anthony Rendon
LF Bryce Harper
RF Jayson Werth
1B Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
2B Danny Espinosa
CF Nate McLouth
C Sandy Leon
RHP Stephen Strasburg

For the Marlins
LF Christian Yelich
CF Marcell Ozuna
RF Giancarlo Stanton
1B Garrett Jones
3B Casey McGehee
C Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2B Derek Dietrich
SS Adeiny Hechavarria
RHP Tom Koehler

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