The Washington Times - June 28, 2011, 06:10PM

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.

SEE RELATED:


“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