Espinosa gets day off as Nats go for four-game sweep

SAN FRANCISCO - The Nationals are seeking a four-game sweep of the Giants. Although San Francisco had won five straight games before the Nats came to town, Matt Williams’ squad has been able to take the first three games of this series.

Williams is giving Danny Espinosa the afternoon off. Kevin Frandsen will bat seventh and play second base.

Blake Treinen (0-2, 1.78 ERA) will be on the mound today, seeking his first major league win. The Nats will see veteran Tim Hudson, (6-2, 1.97 ERA).

For the Nats
CF Denard Span
3B Anthony Rendon
RF Jayson Werth
1B Adam LaRoche
LF Ryan Zimmerman
SS Ian Desmond
2B Kevin Frandsen
C Jose Lobaton
RHP Blake Treinen

For the Giants
CF Angel Pagan
RF Hunter Pence
C Buster Posey
3B Pablo Sandoval
1B Michael Morse
LF Tyler Colvin
SS Brandon Crawford
2B Ehire Adrianza
RHP Tim Hudson

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