Ross Ohlendorf faces Matt Garza today. The game begins at 2:20 PM, and wll be aired on Root Sports.
The lineup: Jose Tabata LF, Neil Walker 2B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Lyle Overbay 1B, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Matt Diaz RF, Jason Jaramillo C, Ronny Cedeno SS and Ross Ohlendorf P.
-- As promised, platoon guys Matt Diaz and Jason Jaramillo will get starts today.
-- There was a brief thought of holding out McCutch today; he had a sore neck after taking a bounce off of Wrigley's outfield yesterday. But with a little trainer TLC, he's in today's lineup.
-- Who woulda thunk it? Ben Goessling of MASN reports that the Nats are thinking of using Sean Burnett as their closer, at least until Drew Storen grows into the role. Who would have ever guessed that Burnie and Hanny would become team hammers while Nymo and Lastings would be spare outfielders when the deal was swung?