VIERA, Fla - Before I head over to Orlando International Airport for the flight back to Baltimore, I wanted to pass along the Nationals lineup for today’s 1:10 p.m. game against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie.
Consider it my going away gift to you. MASNsports.com’s Dan Kolko will be at Tradition Field this afternoon and will handle coverage duties for the remainder of spring training, through the Nationals’ March 29 exhibition game against the New York Yankees at Nationals Park.
A couple of Davey Johnson’s key players - right fielder Jayson Werth, third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, shortstop Ian Desmond and first baseman Adam LaRoche - will not make the trip to Port St. Lucie. So I guess that means Johnson’s whip is staying back at Space Coast Stadium, too.
Here’s the Nationals lineup:
CF - Roger Bernadina
SS - Danny Espinosa
LF - Bryce Harper
1B - Tyler Moore
3B - Chad Tracy
C - Wilson Ramos
2B - Steve Lombardozzi
RF - Micah Owings
LHP - Gio Gonzalez
Update: Harper has been scratched with a swollen left hand after getting jammed yesterday. Carlos Rivero will replace him.
Moore will bat third, followed by Tracy, Ramos and Rivero.