Starting lineups: Nats vs. Red Sox in Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS - They say anytime you come to the ballpark, you have a chance to see something you’ve never seen before. Well, that’s definitely going to be true today.

Hello from Max Bishop Stadium at the United States Naval Academy, where this afternoon the Nationals and Red Sox are going to play a truly unique exhibition game. This is the first time a service academy has hosted anything like this, and the scene at this quant, 1,500-seat ballpark is going to be unlike anything we’ve ever seen.

The game isn’t open to the public; only select Midshipmen and military officers will be in attendance. That will make for quite an interesting environment, as these major leaguers used to playing in front of 40,000-seat, three-tiered ballparks instead will be playing today in a venue much smaller than any of the spring training facilities they’ve grown accustomed to over the last month.

U.S. Naval Academy Game Logo.pngFrom a pure baseball standpoint, this will be Max Scherzer’s final tune-up before his regular season debut Thursday against the Marlins. The Nationals lineup will be going up against Boston lefty Eduardo Rodriguez.

Chances are, you’re not going to be in attendance today, but never fear: The MASN crew is all here and will have the game live on-air, so be sure to tune in for what promises to be a very memorable ballgame ...

WASHINGTON NATIONALS vs. BOSTON RED SOX
Where: Max Bishop Stadium, Annapolis
Gametime: 2:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, XM 184, MLB.com
Weather: Partly cloudy, 55 degrees, wind 15 mph left field to right field

NATIONALS
SS Trea Turner
2B Daniel Murphy
RF Bryce Harper
1B Ryan Zimmerman
LF Jayson Werth
CF Adam Eaton
C Matt Wieters
3B Grant Green
RHP Max Scherzer

RED SOX
2B Dustin Pedroia
LF Andrew Benintendi
RF Mookie Betts
DH Hanley Ramirez
3B Pablo Sandoval
SS Xander Bogaerts
CF Jackie Bradley Jr.
C Christian Vazquez
1B Brock Holt

LHP Eduardo Rodriguez

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