NEW YORK - Hello from Citi Field, everyone.
There was snow falling from the sky when I left my hotel early this morning - how's that for opening day weather? - and the tarp is on the field, but the forecast looks OK for later on today.
Manager Matt Williams has posted his first regular season lineup as a big league manager, and it's got a couple of interesting twists.
Ryan Zimmerman will bat second today against Mets right-hander Dillon Gee, Wilson Ramos will hit cleanup and Bryce Harper will bat fifth.
Ramos has only started in the cleanup spot six times in his major league career, but he's written into that spot on opening day 2014. The Nationals catcher hit 14 home runs in 64 games after coming off the disabled list for the second time last season, and he batted .385 in 39 at-bats this spring.
For the Nats
CF Denard Span
3B Ryan Zimmerman
RF Jayson Werth
C Wilson Ramos
LF Bryce Harper
SS Ian Desmond
1B Adam LaRoche
2B Anthony Rendon
RHP Stephen Strasburg