The Washington Times - May 6, 2011, 03:44PM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Nationals manager Jim Riggleman confirmed some good news this morning in an interview with MLBNetwork Radio that he will be one of Bruce Bochy’s coaches at the 2011 All-Star game in Phoeniz, Ariz., on July 12.

Riggleman, who praised Bochy just last week when the Giants were in Washington, has known the San Francisco Giants manager for some time. Bochy was Riggleman’s third base coach when he managed the San Diego Padres in the early 1990s. 


Now the only question is which of his players will be joining him on the National League All-Star team. There’s plenty of time to find that out.

For today, Riggleman will focus on stopping a three-game losing streak.

He’ll try to do it with the second straight lineup that features Alex Cora batting second for the second straight game. Cora, who is 5-for-8 in the last two games, will play third base with Rick Ankiel still ailing and Jerry Hairston Jr. sliding into center field for him. Laynce Nix again gets the start in left field and at the cleanup slot as Michael Morse continues to nurse a sore right knee.

Here are the full lineups:


Danny Espinosa 2B
Alex Cora 3B
Jayson Werth RF
Laynce Nix LF
Adam LaRoche 1B
Ivan Rodriguez C
Jerry Hairston Jr. CF
Ian Desmond SS
Jordan Zimmermann P 


Chris Coghlan CF
Emilio Bonifacio LF
Hanley Ramirez SS
Gaby Sanchez 1B
Mike Stanton RF
Greg Dobbs 3B
John Buck C
Omar Infante 2B
Ricky Nolasco P