The Washington Times - May 8, 2011, 10:38AM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Jayson Werth’s getting his second day off of the season as the Nationals look for the sweep over the Marlins this Mother’s Day afternoon.

The day off for Werth isn’t surprising for two reasons. First, he’s played every game since sitting out the second game of the Nationals doubleheader with the Brewers last month and second, he’s 2-for-22 with 15 strikeouts against Anibal Sanchez. 


Laynce Nix will get the start in right field and third in the batting order in Werth’s place. Michael Morse, who hasn’t played since Tuesday with a sore right knee, also returns to the field, starting in left and batting fifth.

Here are the full lineups behind Livan Hernandez today:


Roger Bernadina CF
Ian Desmond SS
Laynce Nix RF
Adam LaRoche 1B
Michael Morse LF
Jerry Hairston Jr. 3B
Ivan Rodriguez C
Danny Espinosa 2B
Livan Hernandez P 


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

Here are the Nationals career numbers against Sanchez, who is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA in six starts this season.

Roger Berndadina: 1-for-13 (.077), 2 BB, .200 OBP, 4 K

Ian Desmond: 4-for-14 (.286), 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, .333 OBP, 1 K

Laynce Nix: 0-for-3

Adam LaRoche: 6-for-21 (.286), 1 RBI, 1 BB, .318 OBP, 5 K

Michael Morse: 3-for-12 (.250), 1 2B, 1 RBI, .250 OBP, 6 K

Jerry Hairston Jr.: 0-for-6, 2 K

Ivan Rodriguez: 2-for-8 (.250), 2K

Danny Espinosa: 0-for-3

Livan Hernandez: 1-for-1


Jayson Werth: 2-for-22 (.091), 1 2B, 15 K

Alex Cora: 2-for-5 (.400), 1 BB

Wilson Ramos: 3-for-6 (.500), 1 2B, 1 RBI, .500 OBP

Matt Stairs: 0-for-1, 1 BB