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Today's lineups

Nyjer Morgan had his appeal hearing with the league this morning, but no resolution has been reached. He is eligible to play tonight and he's in the lineup -- but he's batting eighth while Danny Espinosa leads off.

Reliever Doug Slaten reached an agreement with the league and will start serving his three-game suspension -- which was unchanged from his original punishment for plunking Gaby Sanchez -- tonight.

Nationals
1. Danny Espinosa, 2B
2. Ian Desmond, SS
3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B
4. Adam Dunn, 1B
5. Roger Bernadina, LF
6. Michael Morse, RF
7. Ivan Rodriguez, C
8. Nyjer Morgan, CF
9. John Lannan, SP

Marlins
1. Cameron Maybin, CF
2. Logan Morrison, LF
3. Hanley Ramirez, SS
4. Dan Uggla, 2B
5. Gaby Sanchez, 1B
6. Wes Helms, 3B
7. Mike Stanton, RF
8. Brad Davis, C
9. Alex Sanabia, SP

By Adam Kilgore  |  September 10, 2010; 3:20 PM ET
 
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Comments

This is a good lineup although I'm sure my man Morse will be outta there by the 5th inning when DoubleSwitch Strikes again.

Posted by: skins_fan_22 | September 10, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Nyjer! Suspensions haven't come down yet.

And we miss Josh Johnson.

Posted by: gonatsgo1 | September 10, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

BTW does DoubleSwitch even realize he's allowed to remove a pitcher from the game without yanking a position player? Can someone let him know it's OK to do that.
Also is it possible to bat Morgan 10th?

Posted by: skins_fan_22 | September 10, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

would like the line-up even better with Ramos in there!

Posted by: 1of9000 | September 10, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

It must not be as open and shut as people think if he had his hearing this morning and they haven't decided what to do yet!

Phil - never intended to hurt anyone. Evidence is even on one fan saying he did, another he didn't. Its Philadelphia, so no punishment warranted on that one.

St. Louis - He's been repremanded. Maybe a day.

Florida - what he stole 2 bases when his team was behind over 9 runs.= nothing Knocks down a catcher(in PETE ROSE FASHION who never got suspended and he was in an exhibition game) - maybe 1 days. Charges mound when pitcher throws at his back - 2 days. And more days for Sanchez who clocked Nyger in the process.

All in All - 4 days. 5 would be stretching it!

Posted by: CALSGR8 | September 10, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

I would much prefer to see Nyjer in the starting lineup than Willie Harris. I can't believe Harris has started 67 games as a corner OF, with little power, a lifetime .241 average and not hitting even .200 this season.

For 2011, I hope Nyjer replaces Harris as a 4th or 5th OF. If Nyjer has to start a few games, it's not as demoralizing as all those starts by Harris this season.

Posted by: EdDC | September 10, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

And yet, even with a batting average below .200, Willie has a better OPS than Nyjer (.663 vs. .632).

Posted by: frenchyb | September 10, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

BTW does DoubleSwitch even realize he's allowed to remove a pitcher from the game without yanking a position player? Can someone let him know it's OK to do that.

I hope you'll keep posting that because it's absolutely the funniest thing I've ever read. Just gets funnier every time you say it. And, as you know, you're a very entertaining fellow, whose material never gets old. gets old. gets old.

Posted by: markfromark | September 10, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

>>BTW does DoubleSwitch even realize he's allowed to remove a pitcher from the game without yanking a position player? Can someone let him know it's OK to do that.

>>I hope you'll keep posting that because it's absolutely the funniest thing I've ever read. markfromark

Will do. Thanks. And since it's a daily occurence with our skipper, it really never gets old. Does it?

Posted by: skins_fan_22 | September 10, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

sure, but you KNOW Mark is gonna drill you the next time you come up, s-fan.

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | September 10, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Career, Nyjer easily beats Willie in BA, OBP, SLG, and OPS. And Nyjer is younger. I wouldn't want either as a starter, but for a 5th OF, I would easily take Nyjer over Willie.

BTW, I erred in saying Willie has started 67 games in 2010 as a corner OF. He has played in 67 total, but started 36, which is still far to many--over a quarter of the games.

Posted by: EdDC | September 10, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

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