The Washington Times - May 25, 2009, 06:39PM

Nick Johnson is feeling well and happy to be back in the Nationals’ lineup today. But his last 48 hours weren’t very enjoyable.

The Washington first baseman said he started feeling really sick to his stomach driving home from Saturday night’s game. About 20 minutes from his house, he thought: “I don’t think I’m going to make it home.” Somehow he did make it, made a beeline for the bathroom and … well, I won’t go into any more detail than that.


Needless to say, Johnson didn’t feel well at all, and he still didn’t feel strong yesterday. So he was pulled from the lineup and went to the hospital to be examined. Doctors couldn’t find anything specific that caused his discomfort, so he rejoined the team for the train ride to New York and is back to normal today.

Here’s the rest of tonight’s lineups…


SS Cristian Guzman

1B Nick Johnson

3B Ryan Zimmerman

LF Adam Dunn

RF Austin Kearns

CF Willie Harris

2B Anderson Hernandez

C Wil Nieves

P John Lannan


RF Angel Pagan

2B Luis Castillo

CF Carlos Beltran

LF Gary Sheffield

3B David Wright

1B Fernando Tatis

C Omir Santos

SS Ramon Martinez

P John Maine