Apr 25, 2013; Washington, DC, USA;Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper (34) congratulates teammates after beating the Cincinnati Reds 8-1 at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Lineups: Zimmermann Steps Into Big Shoes, Faces Bailey

The Nationals finally broke out of their team slump last night, dominating the Reds 8-1 thanks to an incredible one-hit, eight inning outing from Gio Gonzalez. Now Jordan Zimmermann takes the mound, faced with the challenge of jumping the bar Gonzalez set last night. He has been arguably the best Nats starter thus far, going 3-1 with a 2.67 ERA in four starts this year. His opponent is the unfortunately-named Homer Bailey, who is 1-1 with a 3.24 ERA. Here are tonight’s lineups:


Denard Span CF

Steve Lombardozzi 3B

Bryce Harper LF

Jayson Werth RF

Adam LaRoche 1B

Ian Desmond SS

Danny Espinosa 2B

Kurt Suzuki C

Zimmermann RHP


Shin-Soo Choo CF

Cesar Izturis SS

Joey Votto 1B

Brandon Phillips 2B

Jay Bruce RF

Todd Frazier 3B

Xavier Paul LF

Corky Miller C

Bailey RHP

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