A day after resting Danny Espinosa and batting rookie Steve Lombardozzi in the leadoff spot, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson will swap Espy for Lombo. Ian Desmond remains in the fifth spot on Sunday, and Bryce Harper will again bat second. Both Xavier Nady and Tyler Moore are getting the start on Sunday
Stephen Strasburg takes the hill for the Nationals looking to stop the streaking O's. Baltimore has won the first two games of the series, and the Orioles have now won five games in a row, and nine straight on the road.
Today's Washington starting lineup, via Amanda Comak of the Washington Post:
#nats lineup: Espinosa 2B, Harper CF, Zimmerman 3B, LaRoche 1B, Desmond SS, Nady RF, Moore LF, Flores C, Strasburg P— Amanda Comak (@acomak) May 20, 2012
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