Jayson Werth back to hitting second as Nationals face Mariners

Good morning from Nationals Park, where the Nationals have halted - at least for one day - their experiment with Jayson Werth in the leadoff spot. He’ll hit second today, batting behind Roger Bernadina.

Werth was hitting .179/.289/.333 in 10 games in the leadoff spot. It could be a temporary switch - with Jason Marquis still hitting eighth, it gets two position players in front of Werth at No. 2.

Here are the lineups for both teams:

Suzuki - RF
Ackley - 2B
Kennedy - 3B
Smoak - 1B
Olivo - C
Carp - LF
Gutierrez - CF
Wilson - SS
Pineda - P

Bernadina - CF
Werth - RF
Zimmerman - 3B
Morse - 1B
Espinosa - 2B
Rodriguez - C
Hairston - LF
Marquis - P
Desmond - SS