The Washington Times - May 9, 2012, 03:34PM

PITTSBURGH — With the Nationals facing left-hander Erik Bedard and his primary right-handed outfielder, Jayson Werth, out for a few months, manager Davey Johnson took the opportunity Wednesday to shake up his outfield a bit.

Tyler Moore gets the second start of his career, playing left field, while Bryce Harper moves to center and Xavier Nady takes over in right. Nady hits fifth while Danny Espinosa, who struck out three times on Tuesday night. The Nationals have shown significant comfort in moving Harper around the outfield. In 10 starts (including Wednesday) Harper’s made six starts in left, three in center and one in right.


Here are the full lineups as the Nationals look to salvage a chance at a series win on Thursday. Ross Detwiler gets the start for Washington.


Ian Desmond SS
Bryce Harper CF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Xavier Nady RF
Danny Espinosa 2B 
Tyler Moore LF
Wilson Ramos C
Ross Detwiler P


Jose Tabata RF
Neil Walker 2B
Andrew McCutchen CF
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Casey McGehee 1B
Yamaico Navarro LF
Rod Barajas C
Josh Harrison SS
Erik Bedard P