Starting lineups: Nats vs. Astros in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - If you’re stuck indoors all day because of the snow back home, you’re in luck: Tune into MASN at 1 p.m. and watch the Nationals face the Astros on a sunny, 73-degree afternoon in Florida! (Sorry if that sounds like I’m trying to rub it in. I’m not.)

The whole crew is back in town for the next few days and will have the broadcast of this matchup. It’ll be your first chance to see Adam Eaton with your own eyes. It’s Eaton’s third Grapefruit League game, and he’s already been able to put his reconstructed knee to the test several times on the bases and in the field.

Gio Gonzalez, meanwhile, gets quite a test today facing a very good Astros lineup that is loaded with regulars. Gonzalez, who has been named the No. 3 starter to open the season, should be good to go five innings or 75-to-90 pitches this afternoon. Oh, he’s also batting eighth, with manager Davey Martinez trying this unconventional lineup out for the third time in the last week.

gio-gonzalez-throwing-bullpen-spring.jpgWASHINGTON NATIONALS vs. HOUSTON ASTROS
Where: FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, ESPN2, MLB.tv
Radio: MLB.com (Astros broadcast)
Weather: Sunny, 73 degrees, wind 19 mph out to center field

NATIONALS
LF Adam Eaton
SS Trea Turner
RF Bryce Harper
1B Matt Adams
C Miguel Montero
CF Brian Goodwin
3B Matt Reynolds
LHP Gio Gonzalez
2B Adrian Sanchez

ASTROS
RF George Springer
3B Alex Bregman
2B Jose Altuve
SS Carlos Correa
DH Marwin Gonzalez
LF Josh Reddick
1B J.D. Davis
CF Jake Marisnick
C Brian McCann

RHP Lance McCullers Jr.

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