Let's give Jason Simontacchi a warm welcome for his first major league start since 2004.
And then let's score a lot of runs. Ned is going with lefties today: Gabe Gross and Craig Counsell are batting seventh and eighth; otherwise it's what you'd expect. The Nats lineup is much like it was yesterday, only Robert Fick is playing first instead of Delmon's older brother. (Man, those guys need Nick Johnson back.)