The Washington Times - June 22, 2012, 06:16PM

BALTIMORE — Coming to you live from Baltimore for the second round of the Battle of the Beltways and, if history is any guide, this one might feature a couple of home runs. Camden Yards is certainly a hitter’s ballpark and when it’s hot (my car said it was 97 degrees in Baltimore) like it is today, the ball flies.

Last year, the Nationals rolled into Camden Yards fresh off back-to-back shutouts in New York City. They scored 17 runs in a 17-5 lambasting of the Orioles that featured six home runs and six players with multi-RBI.


The Nationals will be hoping for some of that same luck tonight.


Steve Lombardozzi LF
Bryce Harper CF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Michael Morse DH
Ian Desmond SS
Danny Espinosa 2B
Roger Bernadina RF
Jesus Flores C
—Jordan Zimmermann P 


Brian Roberts 2B
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Davis RF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Wilson Betemit 3B
Mark Reynolds 1B
Nick Johnson DH
Steve Pearce LF
— Jason Hammel P