No surprises in Davey Johnson's Game 4 lineup

If the Washington Nationals, who finished with Major League Baseball's best record during the regular season, lose to the St. Louis Cardinals today, their season is over. So manager Davey Johnson's Game 4 lineup seems kind of important ...

1. Jayson Werth - RF
2. Bryce Harper* - CF
4. Adam LaRoche* - 1B
6. Ian Desmond - SS

There's nothing new here, at all. Johnson might like to throw in a few more left-handed hitters against Cardinals right-hander Kyle Lohse, but he just doesn't have them. Not good ones, anyway. Or maybe Johnson just doesn't care, because Lohse doesn't have wide platoon splits, perhaps because he relies heavily on his sinker and his change-up (although his slider was an effective pitch for him this season).

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