After Henry Rodriguez nearly melted down again Monday night, Davey Johnson has decided to mix-and-match his relievers in the ninth inning.
Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman will not start tonight for the Nationals in what was described by a team spokesman as a "manager's decision." Chad Tracy will take over at third base against the Phillies.
The Nationals have had trouble giving Jordan Zimmermann run support, and they'll face a really tough challenge tonight against Phillies ace Roy Halladay.
The Nationals will place reliever Ryan Mattheus on the 15-day disabled list with a foot injury and will have veteran Chien-Ming Wang in their bullpen tonight against the Phillies.