The Washington Times - April 21, 2012, 12:46PM

By Mike DeFabo
The Washington Times

The Washington Nationals will play the second game of a three game series this afternoon when they welcome the National League East rival Miami Marlins to Nationals Park.


The match up features a battle of unbeaten pitchers. Anibal Sanchez (1-0, 2.92 ERA) will toe the rubber for the Marlins, while Stephen Strasburg (2-0, 1.42 ERA) will make his fourth start.

After getting a night off Friday, Wilson Ramos is back in the lineup to catch the 23-year-old right-handed pitcher. Chad Tracy will start at first base in place of Adam LaRoche, while Xavier Nady makes his second straight start in left field.


Ian Desmond SS

Danny Espinosa 2B

Ryan Zimmerman 3B

Chad Tracy 1B

Jayson Werth RF

Rich Ankiel CF

Xavier Nady LF

Wilson Ramos C

Stephen Strasburg RHP 


Jose Reyes SS

Emilio Bonifacio 2B

Hanley Ramirez 3B

Logan Morrison LF

Gaby Sanchez 1B

Greg Dobbs RF

John Buck C

Chris Coghlan CF

Anibal Sanchez RHP