The Washington Times - May 25, 2012, 04:08PM

ATLANTA — Steve Lombardozzi will get his third start in the last four games in left field as the Nationals open a three-game series with the Atlanta Braves tonight at Turner Field against right-hander Tim Hudson.

The Nationals obviously like what Lombardozzi, who is hitting .317 with a .385 on-base percentage, brings to the lineup and he fits the leadoff role better than anyone else on the roster.


It does not bode well for Roger Bernadina, however, that he has not started a game since Saturday, despite the fact that the Nationals have faced more right-handers than left-handers in that span. 

Here is the Nationals’ full lineup:


Steve Lombardozzi LF
Bryce Harper RF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Ian Desmond SS
Danny Espinosa 2B
Rick Ankiel CF
Jesus Flores C
Ross Detwiler P