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.

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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:

Nationals

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