Nats lineup in opener vs. Marlins

After Stephen Strasburg was scratched from tonight's start due to some lingering right forearm tightness, Gio Gonzalez will start on full rest in the first of four games against the Marlins. The Nationals plan to follow Gonzalez with Jordan Zimmermann tomorrow night, Strasburg on Saturday and Dan Haren on Sunday in the season finale between these two teams. Gonzalez is 2-0 in two starts against the Marlins this season and has yet to allow a run in 13 innings against Miami. The Nats will take their cuts against Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez, who is 4-4 with a 3.97 ERA this season. Alvarez has gotten three starts against the Nats in his brief career, going 0-1 with a 4.11 ERA in 15 1/3 innings. For the Nats CF Denard Span 3B Ryan Zimmerman RF Jayson Werth LF Bryce Harper SS Ian Desmond 1B Adam LaRoche C Wilson Ramos 2B Anthony Rendon LHP Gio Gonzalez

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