Nationals-Phillies lineups for Friday

The Nationals will start their series with the Phillies without Michael Morse, who will sit out tonight after getting hit on the left elbow with a pitch on Thursday afternoon against the Cubs. X-rays on Morse’s elbow were negative, but the Nationals are holding him out to let his elbow recover. Jonny Gomes will hit cleanup for Washington tonight against Cole Hamels, and Brian Bixler will play first base.

Here are the lineups for both teams:

Ankiel - CF
Espinosa - 2B
Zimmerman - 3B
Gomes - LF
Werth - RF
Ramos - C
Desmond - SS
Bixler - 1B
Hernandez - P

Rollins - SS
Victorino - CF
Utley - 2B
Howard - 1B
Pence - RF
Ibanez - LF
Ruiz - C
Valdez - 3B
Hamels - P