The Washington Times - May 18, 2011, 03:41PM

NEW YORK — The tarp is down here at Citi Field and the rain has been coming down on and off all day. The forecast, unfortunately, looks like more of the same but we’ll keep you posted.

Should the Nationals play, they’ll be facing a Mets lineup that doesn’t exactly strike fear into an opposing team’s heart but they’ll be running out a pretty standard one against a left-handed pitcher. Michael Morse gets the start in left field for that reason with left-handed Laynce Nix getting the day off.

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Nationals:

Roger Bernadina CF
Ian Desmond SS
Jayson Werth RF
Wilson Ramos C
Adam LaRoche 1B
Michael Morse LF
Danny Espinosa 2B
Jerry Hairston Jr. 3B
Tom Gorzelanny P 

Mets:

Jose Reyes SS
Justin Turner 3B
Carlos Beltran RF
Jason Bay LF
Daniel Murphy 1B
Ronnie Paulino C
Scott Hairston CF
Ruben Tejada 2B
Jon Niese LHP