Game 110: Nationals at Astros

This is Adam Berry, filling in for Bill Ladson at Minute Maid Park and throughout this road trip. For in-game updates and other notes, check Nationals.com and follow me on Twitter @adamdberry.

-After last night’s 5-4 win decided on this wild play, Nationals manager Davey Johnson said his bullpen should be in good shape — as good as one would expect after an 11-inning game where the starter pitched 5 1/3 innings, at least.

“It’s been in better shape,” Johnson said. “But nobody’s come to me and told me they couldn’t go.”

-Infielder Cesar Izturis joined the team today and ran the gauntlet of introductions and interviews and so on. He’s wearing No. 6 and will be available off the bench.

-Jayson Werth, who left last night’s game with some soreness in his legs, wasn’t in Tuesday’s lineup. He said he was feeling fine today — better than he did last night — and can play off the bench.

“I knew I was going to have to be careful with him coming back because he’s all-in,” Johnson said. “The way he plays, he’s all-in.”

Werth said a few times today that he didn’t feel like he could help the team given the way he felt after the sixth inning. Plus, he joked, his departure cleared the way for Roger Bernadina, who scored from first on the aforementioned wild play. Just the way they drew it up.

As for who is in the lineup tonight…

Nationals (66-43)
Steve Lombardozzi 2B
Bryce Harper RF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Michael Morse LF
Roger Bernadina CF
Danny Espinosa SS
Jesus Flores C
Ross Detwiler LHP

Astros (36-74)
Jose Altuve 2B
Marwin Gonzalez SS
Ben Francisco LF
Justin Maxwell RF
Steve Pearce 1B
Matt Downs 3B
Brandon Barnes CF
Chris Snyder C
Jordan Lyles RHP

-Adam Berry

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