Werth is just getting a day off Thursday, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Chase Hughes reports. He was a late scratch Thursday, but apparently manager Dusty Baker had made the decision to give the veteran a day off several hours before the news of the new lineup came out. Michael Taylor will start in center field and hit second, with Chris Heisey sliding over to left field. Werth should be fresh for the weekend series against the Padres.
Werth was a late scratch from Thursday's lineup, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports. It is unclear why Werth was scratched, but his status will be updated once the team addresses it. Michael Taylor will start in center field and hit second with Chris Heisey moving over to left field.
Werth went 1-for-3 with a two-run double, two walks and a run scored in Monday's 11-4 win over the Mets. Werth's fifth-inning double gave the Nationals a 10-4 lead, effectively sealing the victory. The veteran continues to find success batting second in the lineup in front of Bryce Harper, taking advantage of pitches to hit with four doubles in the past five games. His slugging percentage is up to .436 after a disappointing .384 mark last season.
Werth is starting in left field and batting second against Milwaukee on Saturday, William Ladson of MLB.com reports. Werth missed Friday's game with Ben Revere manning left field duties but is back out there for Game 2 of Washington's series with Milwaukee. Werth has been swinging a hot bat recently, contributing two or more hits in eight of his last 14 games. He's also scored nine runs and driven in 10 during that time.
Werth is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Brewers, Dan Kolko of MASN reports. Werth has started the past four games and will get an extra day of rest Friday after team got a day off Thursday. In his place, Ben Revere will slide over to left field while Michael Taylor mans center. Werth has been having a spectacular month of June, hitting .343/.438/.507 with two home runs and 11 RBI. He will likely be back in the lineup for Saturday's contest.
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