The Washington Times - July 24, 2011, 01:30PM

LOS ANGELES — The Nationals are wrapping up a 10-day, nine-game road trip this afternoon in Los Angeles with Jason Marquis on the mound against Chad Billingsley. But despite the fact that Billingsley is a right-hander, the Nationals will do so without Laynce Nix in the lineup.

Nix, who has been nursing a sore right Achilles, has started just one of the Nationals last five games. He’s appeared in all of them, but the fact that he’s sitting against a right-hander may be telling. We’ll find out.


For now, here is the lineup behind Marquis:


Roger Bernadina LF
Danny Espinosa 2B
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Michael Morse 1B
Jayson Werth RF
Rick Ankiel CF
Jesus Flores C
Ian Desmond SS
Jason Marquis P