Washington Nationals' Wednesday Lineup; Injury Updates On Chien-Ming Wang, Drew Storen And More.

Apr 12, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez (47) pitches in the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-US PRESSWIRE

The last time Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson went with a right-hand heavy lineup to face Pittsburgh Pirates' lefty Erik Bedard, a week ago today in PNC Park, the 33-year-old Bucs' starter left the game after an inning, and a parade of right-handed relievers took over and combined to hold the Nats' bats to two runs on five hits in a 4-2 Pirates' win. Bedard's expected to be back on the mound tonight in Nationals Park for the first game of a quick two-game set in the nation's capital and the Nats' 69-year-old skipper is going with essentially the same lineup he put out there last week, minus catcher Wilson Ramos, of course, who's replaced behind the plate and batting eighth by Jesus Flores.

• Here's tonight's starting lineup for the Washington Nationals:

• There were also some injury updates today, from Nationals Park and from D.C. GM Mike Rizzo this morning on 106.7 the FAN in D.C.'s the Mike Rizzo Show...

• via MASN's Dan Kolko on Twitter (@MASNKolko):

• Mike Rizzo On Morse and Storen from the Mike Rizzo Show:

• Morse back by June 8th for Interleague play?: "I think that's our plan that we've talked about, get him in there at least at those American League parks where we can use him strictly as a DH. That will give him another week of his throwing program, and we can utilize his bat, so I think we're targeting some time at the end of June for Michael."

• Drew Storen?: "Drew Storen is beginning his throwing program. We're still going to be cautious and careful with him, but he's coming along. He feels really good. He's starting to do some flat ground work now. He's long tossing. So he's on the way [to] getting healthy and returning to helping the club in the big leagues soon."

Brad Lidge: "Brad Lidge ran and threw also with Storen and Morse for the first time three days ago, so he's starting his progression to throwing off the mound, and again, he doesn't have an arm injury so he may be a little bit quicker than the other guys. And the tear that he had is not on his pull side of his body, for a right-handed pitcher, so that will aid us in his progression also."

Game time 7:05 pm EDT. Gio vs Bedard. Go Nats Go!

• Listen to 106.7 the FAN in D.C.'s The Mike Rizzo Show With Holden Kushner And Danny Rouhier:

• More Updated Updates:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Federal Baseball

You must be a member of Federal Baseball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Federal Baseball. You should read them.

Join Federal Baseball

You must be a member of Federal Baseball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Federal Baseball. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker