The Washington Times - August 4, 2013, 01:30PM

MILWAUKEE — Jayson Werth was in good spirits as he made himself comfortable inside the visitors’ clubhouse at Miller Park Sunday morning. Saturday, Werth was pulled from the game in the sixth inning after tweaking his groin and manager Davey Johnson said he’d probably keep the right fielder out of the lineup on Sunday.

But Werth, who was optimistic the groin issue was extremely minor, said he’d have to see how he felt.


He understood Johnson’s desire to make sure Werth wouldn’t jeopardize his health one game before an important three-game series with the Braves that starts Monday. But if he felt up to it, Werth figured he’d play.

The Nationals announced their lineup about an hour before gametime and Werth was indeed in right field and hitting cleanup.

Here are the full lineups for the Nationals’ finale with the Brewers as they look for their first three-game sweep since they swept the San Diego Padres on July 5-7.

Here are the full lineups:


Denard Span CF
Bryce Harper LF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Jayson Werth RF
Adam LaRoche 1B
Ian Desmond SS
Steve Lombardozzi 2B
Kurt Suzuki C
Taylor Jordan P


Logan Schafer RF
Jean Segura SS
Jonathan Lucroy C
Carlos Gomez CF
Caleb Gindl LF
Juan Francisco 1B
Jeff Bianchi 3B
Scooter Gennett 2B
Kyle Lohse P