Nats go for series-win against Reds

After a solid win over the Reds in which Chien-Ming Wang got his second victory of the year and Drew Storen picked up his 32nd save, the Nationals will look to take the series with a win tonight. Johnny Cueto and Ross Detwiler face off in tonight’s game.

Here are the lineups:


Brandon Phillips – 2B

Dave Sappelt – LF

Joey Votto – 1B

Jay Bruce – RF

Miguel Cairo – 3B

Drew Stubbs – CF

Ramon Hernandez – C

Paul Janish – SS

Johnny Cueto – P



Ian Desmond – SS

Rick Ankiel – CF

Ryan Zimmerman – 3B

Michael Morse – 1B

Jayson Werth – RF

Danny Espinosa – 2B

Jonny Gomes – LF

Wilson Ramos – C

Ross Detwiler – P


*Against the Reds, Rick Ankiel has seven doubles, six home runs and 21 RBI in his career.


*Ross Detwiler went six innings and allowed three earned runs with six strikeouts in his one previous start against the Reds.


*In a bit of good news for the entire baseball community, Juan Nicasio – who sustained a broken vertebra in his neck after being struck by an Ian Desmond line drive about two weeks ago – made an appearance at Coors Field last night and told the media he is looking forward to pitching again.

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