No surprises in Davey Johnson's Game 1 lineup

With right-hander Adam Wainwright pitching for the Cardinals, Nationals manager Davey Johnson isn't doing anything unexpected with his lineup in Game 1 of their Division Series:

1. Jayson Werth - RF
2. Bryce Harper* - CF
3. Ryan Zimmerman - 3B
4. Adam LaRoche* - 1B
5. Michael Morse - LF
6. Ian Desmond - SS
7. Danny Espinosa# - 2B
8. Kurt Suzuki - C
9. Gio Gonzalez - SP

This has been Johnson's preferred group of players ever since Kurt Suzuki joined the club back in early August, although injuries have kept him from playing all of them together until fairly late in the season. Johnson hit upon his exact order in late August, and we can expect to see more of this as the postseason moves along.

LaRoche, 32 this season, set a career with 33 home runs and finished with exactly 100 RBI for the second time in the last three seasons.

The first pitch in this one is scheduled for 3:07 Eastern.

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