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Nationals Vs. Pirates Lineups: Bucs' Starting Nine Against Stephen Strasburg

Here’s the Pirates’ lineup for Thursday night’s matchup against Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.

Jose Tabata RF
Alex Presley LF
Andrew McCutchen CF
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Neil Walker 2B
Garrett Jones 1B
Clint Barmes SS
Michael McKenry C
Kevin Correia P

Rod Barajas gets the day off, and Presley returns to his customary spot after sitting in favor of Yamaico Navarro on Wednesday.

The Pirates will be without closer Joel Hanrahan, who has been added to the bereavement list after the passing of his grandmother. The Bucs have recalled reliever Dan McCutchen to take his place. Hanrahan is expected to come back Sunday.

Here’s the Nationals’ lineup:

Ian Desmond SS
Roger Bernadina LF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Bryce Harper RF
Danny Espinosa 2B
Rick Ankiel CF
Jesus Flores C
Stephen Strasburg P

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout. For more on the Nats, there’s Federal Baseball.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.