WASHINGTON -- Kevin Frandsen of the Nationals knows what it is like to play the

infield and the outfield.

He has done both in his career and on Tuesday, he watched as teammate Ryan Zimmerman, a Gold Glove third baseman in 2009 for Washington, started and played his first game in left field in The Show.

"Sometimes it is boring (in the outfield)," Frandsen said with a smile while standing

by his locker on Tuesday.

Frandsen, who played for Philadelphia last season, channeled his inner Charlie Brown

when describing his early time in the outfield. "Like a kid picking the flowers," he

said of being in the outfield.

On the serious side, Frandsen said he has no doubt that Zimmerman will be effective

in left field.

"He is such a good athlete," Frandsen said of Zimmerman. "I am impressed with how he

has been able to adjust."

Frandsen was facing his former team Tuesday as the Nationals began a three-game

series with division rival Philadelphia. He signed with the Nationals as a free agent on

March 26 after parting ways with the Phillies.

Frandsen pinch-hit in the last of the eighth and then played the top of the inning

in, yes, left field as the Nationals finished off a 7-0 victory against his former team.

Zimmerman played the first seven innings in left, then Nate McLouth took over in the

eighth. McLouth moved to center in the ninth as Frandsen played left.