Nats-Mets game 1 lineups

Today, the Nationals placed shortstop Ian Desmond on MLB’s Paternity Leave List, and his wife gave birth to their first child this afternoon, Grayson Wesley Desmond. In Desmond’s place, Alex Cora will start at shortstop today and Roger Bernadina was called up from Syracuse to take his spot on the active roster.


Jose Reyes – SS

Daniel Murphy – 2B

David Wright – 3B

Carlos Beltran – RF

Jason Bay – LF

Ike Davis – 1B

Josh Thole – C

Jason Pridie – CF

Chris Young – P



Danny Espinosa – 2B

Rick Ankiel – CF

Jayson Werth – RF

Adam LaRoche – 1B

Wilson Ramos – C

Michael Morse – LF

Jerry Hairston – 3B

Alex Cora – SS

Jordan Zimmermann – P

 *In five games against the Mets, Jordan Zimmermann is 2-1 with a 3.51 ERA. He has allowed only eight walks while striking out 22.

*Zimmermann will also look to continue the Nationals pitching staff’s streak of starters going 5+ innings over each of the first 21 games played so far this season.

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