It’s a beautiful day for a doubleheader

Todd Coffey won’t be seen sprinting out of the Nationals’ bullpen anytime soon—the team placed him on the 15-day DL with a left calf strain, retroactive to April 9. In his place, Washington has recalled Collin Balester, who earned his promotion after pitching five scoreless innings with Triple-A Syracuse. Balester, who transitioned to the bullpen last season, pitched to at 2.57 ERA in 2010 with the Nationals.

 Lineups:

 Brewers:

2B Rickie Weeks

SS Craig Counsell

LF Ryan Braun

1B Prince Fielder

3B Casey McGehee

RF Mark Kotsay

C Jonathan Lucroy

CF Carlos Gomez

P Yovani Gallarado

 Nationals:

2B Danny Espinosa

CF Rick Ankiel

RF Jayson Werth

1B Adam LaRoche

LF Michael Morse

SS Ian Desmond

C Ivan Rodriguez

3B Alex Cora

P Jayson Marquis

 *This is the first game of a traditional single-admission doubleheader between the Nats and the Brewers. This is due to the fact that yesterday’s game was pushed back due to the heavy rainstorm the soaked much of the east coast.

 *In 19 plate appearances against Yovani Gallardo, Adam LaRoche has batted .313 with a double, a home run, and three walks.

 *Former National leadoff man and center fielder Nyjer Morgan has yet to appear in the starting lineup in this series thus far. However, former Nat Wil Nieves started in Game 1.

 *Game 2 of the doubleheader will begin approximately 30 minutes after the first game ends. A second lineup post will be made when that information becomes available, so be sure to check this space.

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