The Washington Times - May 16, 2011, 05:00PM

The tarp is on the field at Nationals Park after a squall interrupted Washington’s batting practice. Looks like the weather should clear up in the short term, but more rain is forecast for later tonight.

Right-hander Todd Coffey won’t pitch today after taking a line drive off a spot above his right elbow Sunday. Coffey did throw without problems this afternoon and manager Jim Riggleman expects him to be available Tuesday.


Also, Ryan Zimmerman is doing a bit more throwing and jogging each day as part of his rehabilitation. But there’s no timetable for his return.

Onto the lineups, where Wilson Ramos gets the start at catcher after Ivan Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with three RBIs Sunday. Ramos also makes his debut in the cleanup hole.

Andrew McCutchen CF
Jose Tabata LF
Neil Walker 2B
Matt Diaz RF
Steve Pearce 1B
Brandon Wood 3B
Chris Snyder C
Ronny Cedeno SS
Paul Maholm

Roger Bernadina CF
Ian Desmond SS
Jayson Werth RF
Wilson Ramos C
Adam LaRoche 1B
Mike Morse LF
Danny Espinosa 2B
Jerry Hairston 3B
John Lannan P