Nats look to sweep series and doubleheader

Happy sixth birthday Screech.

Thanks to a strong outing by Jason Marquis—just two runs over seven-plus innings—and some heavy hitting, the Nationals took the first game of today’s doubleheader. Here are the lineups for Game 2:


 Rickie Weeks – 2B

Carlos Gomez – CF

Ryan Braun – LF

Prince Fielder – 1B

Casey McGehee – 3B

Yunesky Bentancourt – SS

George Kottaras – C

Erick Almonte – RF

Marco Estrada – P


 Danny Espinosa – 2B

Rick Ankiel – CF

Michael Morse – LF

Adam LaRoche – 1B

Wilson Ramos – C

Laynce Nix – RF

Ian Desmond – SS

Jerry Hairston – 3B

Livan Hernandez – P

 *In his career against the Brewers, Livan Hernandez is 8-6 with a 3.66 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 21 shots.

 *Former Nat Nyjer Morgan, who was traded to Milwaukee towards the end of Spring Training, is still not in the starting lineup for the Brewers.

 *Marco Estrada, a former sixth-round draft pick by the Nationals, will be facing his former franchise for the first time. He had been claimed off of waivers by the Brewers in February of last year.

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