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Today's lineup

The Nationals will use another right-handed heavy lineup today against Clayton Richard, another left-handed pitch. Nyjer Morgan, though, is back in center field after not starting yesterday against Barry Zito.

1. Nyjer Morgan, CF
2. Cristian Guzman, 2B
3. Adam Dunn, 1B
4. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B
5. Josh Willingham, LF
6. Ian Desmond, SS
7. Justin Maxwell, RF
8. Wil Nieves, C
9. John Lannan, SP

By Adam Kilgore  |  May 28, 2010; 5:54 PM ET
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Can Gonzalex play RF? I'd really like to see him in the game as much as possible. He can hit and field. Maxwell is decent in the field but is pretty much useless at the plate.

Posted by: skins_fan_22 | May 28, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Maxwell, Nieves and pitcher. That's 33 percent of your lineup dead. That's not going to cut it.

Posted by: skins_fan_22 | May 28, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

I agree skins_fan_22. Alberto has been very good this year in his limited appearances. I wish they'd find a way to get him in more.

Posted by: amorris525 | May 28, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Ahhh, I think Alberto is doing a good job in the role he has been given this year, and the role he is in is about what he can handle...

His best attribute is his defense... putting him in RF neutralizes his best asset by far, his defensive ability in the infield...

As an offensive player, well, he has gathered up 448 career at bats in his career, getting close a full season's worth of ABs... and he has hit .263 with 2 homers and 1 SB... that is pretty pathetic offensive production from any position... I think at this point in his career he has proven what he is, which is a defensive minded back up infielder...

Unfortunately the hope that Bernadina and/or Maxwell pan out still seem to be the best options in RF... I know some (me included) have grown tired of waiting for them... but they still have deep skill sets... they just seem to burn out and show their weaknesses pretty quickly when they get extended regular playing time...

And, hah, that is kind of happening to Mr. Morgan right now as well, everyday playing time is exposing his weaknesses...

But I hope Morgan, Bernadina, Maxwell and/or Morse can contribute on a regular basis... and the less of Willie Harris in RF the better... I like Willie in the super sub role cause he can play D and can hit the ball out of the park from time to time, but NOT as an everyday RF, ugh...

Posted by: Ghost7 | May 28, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

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