With a trip to the National League Championship Series on the line, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson has posted his Game 5 lineup, with right-hander Adam Wainwright starting for the St. Louis Cardinals:
Does that look familiar? It should, since the Nationals have sported the same lineup (excepting the pitcher, of course) in every game in this series. Some managers might like to shake things up somehow -- after all, the Nationals have scored only nine runs in four games. But Davey Johnson's been doing this for a long time, and perhaps he figures the odds are on his side. And he's probably right, although of course Adam Wainwright has a say in this thing, too.