Nationals Go for Two in a Row vs. Dodgers

With light rain falling, the Nationals will try to take the field against Los Angeles for Game 2 of a four-game set. The Nationals won Game 1 last night, 7-2, behind John Lannan and a power surge from Ian Desmond (HR no. 7), Jayson Werth (18) and a pair from Michael Morse (25 and 26).

Here are tonight’s lineups:

Dee Gordon – SS
James Loney – 1B
Matt Kemp – CF
Juan Rivera – LF
Andre Ethier – RF
Aaron Miles – 3B
Rod Barajas – C
Justin Sellers – 2B
Ted Lilly – P

Ian Desmond – SS
Jayson Werth – CF
Ryan Zimmerman – 3B
Michael Morse – LF
Jonny Gomes – RF
Danny Espinosa – 2B
Chris Marrero – 1B
Wilson Ramos – C
Stephen Strasburg– P

*Michael Morse, who had two home runs for 3 RBI in last night’s victory over the Dodgers, has hit .324 since the All-Star Break. He is also .400 with a double and a home run against Ted Lilly.

*Ryan Zimmerman has six home runs and 21 RBI against the Dodgers in his career.

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