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Nationals Vs. Phillies: Espinosa returns to Thursday's lineup

After sitting out Wednesday's 8-4 win in favor of Steve Lombardozzi (and expressing his surprise and displeasure witt on the record), Washington Nationals second baseman Steve Lombardozzi is back in Davey Johnson's lineup for Thursday's rubber game of the three game series. Espinosa will man his customary second base spot and bat seventh against Philadelphia starter Tyler Cloyd.

Thursday's full lineups are below.

Washington Nationals (94-61)

1. Jayson Werth, RF

2. Bryce Harper, CF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Michael Morse, LF

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Kurt Suzuki, C

9. Gio Gonzalez, P

Philadelphia Phillies (78-77)

1. Jimmy Rollins, SS

2. Kevin Frandsen, 3B

3. Chase Utley, 2B

4. Ryan Howard, 1B

5. John Mayberry, CF

6. Darin Ruf, LF

7. Domonic Brown, RF

8. Erik Kratz, C

9. Tyler Cloyd, P

First pitch of Thursday night's game is at 7:05. The game can be seen on MASN and heard on 106.7 The Fan, WFED-AM 1500 and WHFS-AM 1580.