Apr 28, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon (6) throws to first during the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Lineups: Zimmermann Looks To Lead Rebound


The Nationals are 0-5 against the Braves this season, and were 13-14 in the month of April. But with a new page of the calendar, the Nats hope to find a fresh beginning. That beginning will have to start with a win in Atlanta with Jordan Zimmermann (4-1, 2.00) on the mound. Zimmermann has been the Nats’ best starter this season, throwing a complete game, one-hit shutout in his last trip against the Reds. The Braves counter with Paul Maholm (3-2, 3.30), who was unhittable in his first three starts, allowing no runs, including 7.2 shutout innings against the Nationals on April 14th. He has struggled lately, however, allowing 11 runs in 9.2 IP over his last two starts. Perhaps he can wake up the Nats’ sleeping bats? Here are tonight’s lineups:

Washington

Denard Span CF

Steve Lombardozzi 2B

Bryce Harper RF

Ian Desmond SS

Adam LaRoche 1B

Tyler Moore LF

Anthony Rendon 3B

Kurt Suzuki C

Zimmermann RHP

Atlanta

Jordan Schafer LF

Andrelton Simmons SS

Justin Upton RF

Freddie Freeman 1B

Evan Gattis C

Dan Uggla 2B

B.J. Upton CF

Juan Francisco 3B

Maholm LHP

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