San Francisco Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner could present a bit of a challenge for the hot hitting Washington Nationals on Wednesday morning. As a result, the Nationals are using a different lineup to take on the 22-year-old pitcher.
After hitting in the bottom of the order in Tuesday's win, second baseman Danny Espinosa, a righty, is in the leadoff spot. He has a .947 OPS against southpaws. Ian Desmond, who went yard in Tuesday's game, replaces Adam LaRoche in the fifth spot in the order.
The complete lineup looks like this:
A win would extend Washington's NL-leading record and preserve their lead on top of the NL East with the All-Star break looming.