Jun 5, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond (20) hits an RBI single during the first inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Lineups: Here Comes The Sun


After two straight games are rained out, the Nationals finally make their return to the field today against the Twins. In their rain-induced absence, the Nationals actually gained a game on the Braves thanks to two straight losses to Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers. The Phillies went 1-1 the last two days, and still lead the Nats by half a game. The break was fortuitous for the Nats, and afforded them a bit of time to get healthier. Additionally, if there were any team that could get the Nats’ bats going again, it would be Minnesota. They are 29th in WHIP and opponent batting average, and last in quality starts. Their starter today, Kevin Correia, is 5-4 but has a 4.09 ERA. He will go up against Gio Gonzalez(3-3, 3.64) who is winless in his last five starts. Here are today’s lineups:

Washington

Denard Span CF

Jayson Werth RF

Ryan Zimmerman 3B

Adam LaRoche 1B

Ian Desmond SS

Anthony Rendon 2B

Roger Bernadina LF

Kurt Suzuki C

Gonzalez LHP

Minnesota

Jamey Carroll 3B

Joe Mauer C

Ryan Doumit RF

Josh Willingham LF

Justin Morneau 1B

Aaron Hicks CF

Brian Dozier 2B

Pedro Florimon SS

Correia RHP

 

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