The Washington Times - May 25, 2011, 10:57AM

MILWAUKEE — Good morning from Miller Park where, with the roof closed, you’d never know it was torrentially downpouring over downtown Milwaukee.

The Nationals are looking for just their second victory on the road trip and to avoid being swept for the third time this season. Unfortunately, standing in their way is Zack Greinke, making just his fifth start of the season. The good news for the Nationals is that Greinke is 2-1 with a 6.43 ERA so far.


Here are the lineups:


Roger Bernadina CF
Ian Desmond SS
Jayson Werth RF
Laynce Nix LF
Michael Morse 1B
Danny Espinosa 2B
Ivan Rodriguez C
Jerry Hairston Jr. 3B
Jason Marquis P 


Rickie Weeks 2B
Corey Hart RF
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Casey McGehee 3B
Mark Kotsay CF
Jonathan Lucroy C
Craig Counsell SS
Zack Greinke P

And here’s how the few Nationals who’ve faced Greinke have done against him in the past:

Roger Bernadina: Never faced

Ian Desmond: Never faced

Jayson Werth: 0-for-1, 1 K

Laynce Nix: 2-for-9 (.222), 1 RBI, 3 K

Michael Morse: 0-for-2, 1 BB, 1 K

Ivan Rodriguez: 11-for-30 (.367), 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 K

Danny Espinosa: Never faced

Jerry Hairston Jr.: 3-for-4 (.750), 3 2B, 1 RBI

Jason Marquis: Never faced


Matt Stairs: 2-for-8 (.250), 1 2B, 2 K

Rick Ankiel: 1-for-3 (.333), 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K