The Nationals’ opening day lineup

VIERA, Fla. - We’re still two days away from opening day, but the Nationals have already set their lineup for Thursday’s opener against the Braves. With right-hander Derek Lowe on the mound for Atlanta, the Nationals’ lineup is about how you’d expect it to look.

Here’s the lineup the team will field on opening day:

Ian Desmond - SS
Jayson Werth - RF
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B
Adam LaRoche - 1B
Michael Morse - LF
Rick Ankiel - CF
Danny Espinosa - 2B
Ivan Rodriguez - C
Livan Hernandez - P