The Washington Times - July 10, 2013, 03:27PM

PHILADELPHIA — After two straight losses — that followed four wins — the Washington Nationals enter Wednesday night’s matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies and Cliff Lee needing a win to avoid losing the series and be in danger of getting swept in four games. 

That’s not an easy task when, for the third straight game, they’ll face a left-hander — and not a bad one — in Lee. 


The Nationals’ feast-or-famine offense has yet to truly produce against the Phillies left-handers thus far this series, but they’ll go back to their more traditional lineup for Wednesday night’s game.

Here are the full lineups:


Denard Span CF
Ian Desmond SS
Bryce Harper LF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Jayson Werth RF
Adam LaRoche 1B
Anthony Rendon 2B
Wilson Ramos C
Gio Gonzalez P


Ben Revere CF
Jimmy Rollins SS
Chase Utley 2B
Domonic Brown LF
Michael Young 3B
Delmon Young RF
Darin Ruf 1B
Carlos Ruiz C
Cliff Lee P