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Nationals Vs. Braves Starting Lineups: Michael Morse Out Again

The Washington Nationals will try to even their series in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon and push their lead in the NL East back to 8.5 games. The lineups are out and as expected, Michael Morse will miss his third straight game as he continues to deal with a torn cuff and bone bruise in his wrist. Steve Lombardozzi will play in left.

Nationals lineup, via @Nationals:

1. Jayson Werth (R) RF
2. Bryce Harper (L) CF
3. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 3B
4. Adam LaRoche (L) 1B
5. Ian Desmond (R) SS
6. Danny Espinosa (S) 2B
7. Jesus Flores (R) C
8. Steve Lombardozzi (S) LF
9. Edwin Jackson (R) P

Braves lineup, via Mark Bowman:

1. Michael Bourn (L) CF
2. Martin Prado (R) LF
3. Jason Heyward (L) RF
4. Brian McCann (L) C
5. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
6. Dan Uggla (R) 2B
7. Juan Francisco (L) 3B
8. Andrelton Simmons (R) SS
9. Tommy Hanson (R) P

For more on the Nationals during their playoff push, check out Federal Baseball. For the opponent's perspective, visit Talking Chop. And for daily updates on the playoff race, visit Baseball Nation.