Starting lineups: Nats vs. Marlins in Jupiter

JUPITER, Fla. - Max Scherzer gets two more opportunities to tune up before opening day - and, yes, he will start opening day for the Nationals in Cincinnati, Davey Martinez confirmed this morning - and so that process begins today against the Marlins. Scherzer already threw five innings and 75 pitches in his last outing, so look for him to perhaps extend that even farther today.

Adam Eaton and Michael A. Taylor, meanwhile, are both back in the lineup, two days after making their return from respective injuries (one major, one minor). Both outfielders appeared to have emerged from Saturday’s game with no issues, so now they’ll begin to ramp their workloads back up during this final week of the spring.

Trea Turner originally was supposed to be in today’s lineup, but he has to sit this one out due to an ingrown toenail that needs to be removed. (What is it about ingrown toenails and this team?) He’s having that procedure done today, and could return to play Tuesday. If not, Wednesday at the latest.

max-scherzer-bullpen-spring.jpgWASHINGTON NATIONALS vs. MIAMI MARLINS
Where: Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EDT
TV: None
Radio: MLB.com (Marlins broadcast)
Weather: Sunny, 84 degrees, wind 11 mph out to center field

NATIONALS
LF Adam Eaton
CF Michael A. Taylor
1B Matt Adams
3B Anthony Rendon
C Matt Wieters
RF Mois├ęs Sierra
SS Matt Reynolsd
2B Adrian Sanchez
RHP Max Scherzer

MARLINS
SS Miguel Rojas
RF Derek Dietrich
2B Starlin Castro
1B Justin Bour
LF Garrett Cooper
CF Lewis Brinson
C Chad Wallach
3B Eric Campbell
RHP Trevor Richards

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