Nats recall Cole Kimball

The Nationals look to bounce back from last night’s disappointing extra-inning loss to Florida. Livan Hernandez takes the mound against one of his former teams. Livo won a World Championship ring with the Marlins in 1997 and was also the MVP of the World Series.


 Chris Coghlan – CF

Omar Infante – 2B

Hanley Ramirez – SS

Gaby Sanchez – 1B

Logan Morrison – LF

Mike Stanton – RF

Greg Dobbs – 3B

John Buck – C

Anibal Sanchez – P


 Roger Bernadina – CF

Danny Espinosa – 2B

Jayson Werth – RF

Laynce Nix – LF

Adam LaRoche – 1B

Wilson Ramos – C

Jerry Hairston – 3B

Alex Cora – SS

Livan Hernandez – P

 *Ian Desmond is out of the lineup today after hurting his left quadriceps muscle while running the bases in last night’s game. Alex Cora starts at shortstop instead. In other injury news, Ryan Zimmerman has started jogging to rehab his recent surgery, though there is still no timetable for his return to the team.

 *In 33 games started against the Marlins, Livan Hernandez is 13-11 with a 3.73 ERA. He has fanned 138 while allowing only 15 home runs.

 *The Nationals announced today that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Cole Kimball from Triple-A Syracuse and have designated Brian Broderick for assignment. Broderick gave up last night’s go-ahead run to the Marlins. In 13.2 innings with Syracuse, Kimball did not give up a run. Kimball has gone 1-0 with five saves in 12 relief appearances this season for the Chiefs.

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