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Today's lineups, neither of which includes Ryan Zimmerman

Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman remains out of the lineup for the fourth consecutive game. He hasn't played in five days, so the disabled list seems to be becoming a real possibility.

Oh, and Justin Maxwell is starting in right field, so we can close the book on that mystery.

Nationals
1. Nyjer Morgan, CF
2. Ian Desmond, SS
3. Cristian Guzman, 2B
4. Adam Dunn, 1B
5. Josh Willingham, LF
6. Ivan Rodriguez, C
7. Justin Maxwell, RF
8. Alberto Gonzalez, 3B
9. Scott Olsen, SP

Phillies
1. Shane Victorino, CF
2. Placido Polanco, 3B
3. Chase Utley, 2B
4. Ryan Howard, 1B
5. Jayson Werth, RF
6. Raul Ibanez, LF
7. Juan Castro, SS
8. Carlos Ruiz, C
9. J.A. Happ, SP

By Adam Kilgore  |  April 15, 2010; 11:22 AM ET
 
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Comments

Let's steal a game after that deflating loss. I want to see what Olsen and Maxwell can do when it counts.

Posted by: CapitolWill | April 15, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

And the palyer sent down for Scott Olesne was . . .

Posted by: jca-CrystalCity | April 15, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Spell check, please!
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And the palyer sent down for Scott Olesne was . . .

Posted by: jca-CrystalCity | April 15, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: jca-CrystalCity | April 15, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

The time is now to get a legit right fielder. Maxwell just is no the answer. Harris is a utility player not an everyday right fielder. This position is a huge hole in our line-up. Looks like Dye is off the table, but there has to be something better out there.

Posted by: Tom8 | April 15, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

This will not be popular but Lannan for Swisher would be the right move.

1. Lannan would love to play for is hometown team.

2.Vasquez is wearing out his welcome in New York.

3 Swisher like Willingham and perfect stop gaps until the baby Nats are ready.

4. If all are healty when you project the SP staff out to 2011-2012 Lannan would be your 5th starter. He would be behind Jesus, Zimm, Detwiller, Thompson.

Posted by: hansenjo | April 15, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Bergmann was DFA'd to make room for Olsen.

Posted by: slopitchtom | April 15, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Tom8: Couldn't said it better myself, which leads's back to the question what was the deal with Dukes why was he released? becomming a bigger mystery than who shot JFK.

Posted by: dargregmag | April 15, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Dukes was released because distaste for him in the clubhouse was so widespread that just his presence was having an overwhelmingly negative effect on everyone. Two players told me separately during the offseason that the one move they would like to see happen would be his departure, above all else.

Posted by: RickFelt | April 15, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I think someone should mention that one of the bright spots in yesterday's debacle was that Alberto Gonzalez played a really solid game at 3B. Will be interesting to see if he keeps it up today.

Clearly, he's not going to unseat Zimmerman (hopefully back tomorrow) but is an option for short if Desmond continues to underwhelm.

Posted by: longhorn64 | April 15, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Dukes was released because distaste for him in the clubhouse was so widespread that just his presence was having an overwhelmingly negative effect on everyone. Two players told me separately during the offseason that the one move they would like to see happen would be his departure, above all else.

Posted by: RickFelt | April 15, 2010 1:19 PM
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Rick - Who were the 2 players? Let me guess, his competition for an OF spot?

That is bull. No player on this team would tell you that.

Posted by: dmacman88 | April 15, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

If Maxwell played every day he'd put up better numbers than Dukes did last year. Maxwell just needs to settle in. He's their best option at the moment for an everyday RF.

Posted by: AsstGM | April 15, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

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