The Washington Nationals open a three game series with the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. The Nationals are not making any changes to their usual lineup with catcher Jesus Flores catching for starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann. Outfielder Bryce Harper, currently third in the final vote for the last spot on the National League All Star Team, will play in center field and bat second in the order.
The rest of the Nationals' lineup is as follows.
#Nationals lineup vs. #Giants - Lombardozzi 7, Harper 8, Zimmerman 5, Morse 9, LaRoche 3, Desmond 6, Espinosa 4, Flores 2, Zimmermann 1— Nationals PR (@NationalsPR) July 3, 2012
The Nationals are hoping that they will be able to improve their NL-best record of 45-32 against the current NL West leaders.
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