The Washington Times - June 22, 2013, 10:55AM

Jayson Werth was scratched from the Nationals’ lineup on Saturday morning, and the team did not give an immediate reason for his absence.

UPDATE: Manager Davey Johnson said after the Nationals’ 7-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies that Werth was suffering from flu-like symptoms and had the chills. 


Roger Bernadina, who was originally slated to play left field and hit seventh, moved to right field and will hit sixth. Steve Lombardozzi will play left field against Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin.

Manager Davey Johnson said that Werth was visiting with specialist Dr. Keith Pyne, a doctor based out of New York with whom Werth has consulted in the past, but asked what the doctor may have been working on with Werth, Johnson said it was a little bit of everything. 

“I think he’s alright (with regard to the hamstring),” Johnson said. “I think he’s fine. I think this game’s 90 percent mental. Anything you do in life, if you have the right mental approach to it, it’s easier. I like to see good mental approaches and good, positive attitudes. That’s the root of success in any business. Really, in baseball, you can talk yourself into a good hitting streak.”

More information on Werth as it is available.

Here are the full lineups:


Denard Span CF
Anthony Rendon 2B
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Ian Desmond SS
Roger Bernadina RF
Steve Lombardozzi LF
Jhonatan Solano C
Dan Haren P 


Dexter Fowler CF
DJ LeMahieu 2B
Carlos Gomez LF
Michael Cuddyer 1B
Wilin Rosario C
Corey Dickerson RF
Nolan Arenado 3B
Josh Rutledge SS
Jhoulys Chacin P