Washington Nationals Call Catcher Jhonatan Solano Up; Steve Lombardozzi, Corey Brown In Tonight's Lineup.

MIAMI, FL - MAY 28: Marine Life mascots race as the Florida Marlins play against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on May 28, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The Marlins defeated the Nationals 5-3. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

As expected, the Washington Nationals officially called 26-year-old catcher Jhonatan Solano up this afternoon while Jesus Flores recovers from a hamstring issues that left the Nats a backstop short yesterday in the first game of three with the Marlins in Miami. Solano's not in the lineup tonight, however, but Corey Brown is. The 26-year-old outfielder, who made the final out of Monday's game, will get a start in left field tonight. Steve Lombardozzi's starting at second, with Danny Espinosa on the bench as the Nationals get set to face right-hander Anibal Sanchez. Espinosa's .180/.267/.278 line in 152 PA's from the left side might have made this an easy decision for Nats' manager Davey Johnson. Both infielders are switch hitters, but the 23-year-old Lombardozzi has a .372/.430/.449 line from the left side in 87 plate appearances so far in 2012. Left-handed hitting Corey Brown hits everyone. At least he did a Triple-A, where the former Oakland A's prospect, acquired along with Henry Rodriguez in the deal that sent Josh Willingham out west, had a .268/.412/.537 line with a triple and three home runs in 41 at bats against lefties and a .306/.395/.597 line with nien doubles, three triples and nine home runs against right-handers. Brown will be making his first major league start tonight. Here's the Nats' lineup for game two of three with the Fish which features Edwin Jackson on the mound vs the virtually unbeatable Anibal Sanchez (via the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore):

• The debut of the C. Brown, Ank, B-Harp outfield begins at 7:10 pm EDT tonight from Marlins Park.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

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,

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

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