Nationals - Phillies lineups: Zimmermann, Nationals look for series split

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PHILADELPHIA — The Washington Nationals will send Jordan Zimmermann to the mound Thursday night in the hopes that the All-Star right-hander can help salvage a split of this four-game series with the Phillies.

That’s good news for the Nationals, who are 34-20 in games started by Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez. In Zimmermann’s starts in particular, the Nationals have lost just three times (15-3)

Their lineup against right-hander Kyle Kendrick, the first right-handed starter they’ve seen this series, is largely the same. Kurt Suzuki will sub in for Wilson Ramos and hit eighth to catch Zimmermann. 

Here are the full lineups:

Nationals

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

Phillies

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

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Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals and comes to The Washington Times from the Cape Cod Times and after stints with MLB.com and the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Recorder. A Massachusetts native and 2008 graduate of Boston University, Amanda can be reached at acomak@washingtontimes.com and you can follow her on Twitter @acomak.

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