Lineups: Harper Sits, Nats Aim For Third Straight Win Against Padres


As the Nats look to claim the third of four games against the San Diego Padres today, Bryce Harper will not be playing. His left knee is troubling him more, and he may miss tomorrow’s series finale in order to be ready for the team’s next series in San Francisco. On the mound tonight will be MLB wins leader Jordan Zimmermann (7-1, 1.69). He is the only NL starter with seven wins, while two AL starters have met that mark. Opposing him in his quest to stand alone atop the wins rankings is Padres starter Eric Stults (3-3, 4.57). Here are tonight’s lineups:

May 13, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (27) pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports


Denard Span CF

Steve Lombardozzi LF

Ryan Zimmerman 3B

Adam LaRoche 1B

Ian Desmond SS

Tyler Moore RF

Danny Espinosa 2B

Kurt Suzuki C

Zimmermann RHP

San Diego

Everth Cabrera SS

Will Venable RF

Chase Headley 3B

Yonder Alonso 1B

Mark Kotsay LF

Jedd Gyorko 2B

Chris Denorfia CF

John Baker C

Stults LHP