Nationals - Mets lineups: Bryce Harper sits in nightcap

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Bryce Harper banged his left knee making a catch in the fifth inning — the only out of the game for Daniel Murphy — and manager Davey Johnson said the outfielder might’ve aggravated the bursitis in his left knee. Harper is indeed not in the lineup for the second game. 

Harper sat out of Wednesday night’s game after Johnson noticed he’d been getting treatment (ice) on the knee that cost him 31 games on the disabled list earlier this season. Johnson admitted then that he’d probably have to keep a better eye on Harper throughout the season. 

Steve Lombardozzi got the start in left field in Harper’s place, his fourth consecutive start as he’s been one of few productive Nationals offensively. In the Nationals’ 11-0 loss in Game 1 of the doubleheader, Lombardozzi and Ryan Zimmerman twice hit back-to-back singles with one out but the Nationals left them stranded both times.

Here are the full lineups in Game 2, which will feature Mets ace Matt Harvey against Ross Ohlendorf:

Nationals

Denard Span CF
Anthony Rendon 2B
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Jayson Werth RF
Ian Desmond SS
Steve Lombardozzi LF
Wilson Ramos C
Ross Ohlendorf P

Mets

 Juan Lagares CF
Daniel Murphy 2B
David Wright 3B
Marlon Byrd RF
Josh Satin 1B
Justin Turner SS
John Buck C
Andrew Brown LF
Matt Harvey 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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