The Washington Times - July 7, 2009, 08:44PM

Just about ready for the second game between the Nats and Rockies here at Coors Field. The only major pregame news today didn’t even happen here; acting general manager Mike Rizzo, who’s not with the team in Denver, told ESPN 980 today that the Nationals don’t plan to move Adam Dunn before the trade deadline.

Dunn’s name had surfaced in rumors, mostly because teams like the Red Sox and Mets are in the market for a bat and could handle Dunn’s $12 million salary in 2010. But Rizzo, during an interview on the station, said, “We are not trading Adam Dunn. That’s as definitive as I can be.”


Dunn will play first base tomorrow, as the Nationals give Nick Johnson a day off in the dreaded day-game-after-night-game. Josh Willingham will play left, and Austin Kearns (presumably) will be in right.

Here are the lineups for tonight:


Morgan CF

Johnson 1B

Zimmerman 3B

Dunn LF

Willingham RF

Guzman SS

Bard C

Harris 2B

Zimmermann P



Fowler CF

Barmes 2B

Helton 1B

Hawpe RF

Tulowitzki SS

Stewart 3B

Iannetta C

Gonzalez LF

Hammel P