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Nationals stick with exact same lineup

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — In his introductory press conference Monday, Davey Johnson said he prefers to use a set lineup. Consistency, he said, is liked among both players and managers.

He proved that in a small way Tuesday afternoon, posting the exact same lineup as he did on Monday. He did leave himself a little leeway to change things, noting that the Nationals have a stable of young players who are still discovering what kind of hitters they’re going to be — and that could affect where they hit in the lineup.

“That’s all me getting to know the talent and making decisions which are going to be best for the ballclub,” he said. “That’s what they’re paying me to do, but I definitely would like a more set lineup.”

Without further ado, and to one’s surprise now that I’ve basically given it away, here are the lineups behind Jason Marquis and Joel Pineiro.

Nationals:

Roger Bernadina CF
Jayson Werth RF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Laynce Nix LF
Michael Morse 1B
Danny Espinosa 2B
Wilson Ramos C
Matt Stairs DH
Ian Desmond SS
— Jason Marquis P

Angels:

TBA 

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Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals and comes to The Washington Times from the Cape Cod Times and after stints with MLB.com and the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Recorder. A Massachusetts native and 2008 graduate of Boston University, Amanda can be reached at acomak@washingtontimes.com and you can follow her on Twitter @acomak.

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