Starting lineups: Nats vs. Marlins in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - It’s the warmest day of the spring here, and quite muggy. Not exactly the kind of conditions the Nationals are going to face next week in Cincinnati, but they can’t do anything about that now.

Stephen-Strasburg-white-opening-day-sidebar.jpgThe Nats and Marlins meet for the second straight day, this time in West Palm Beach following yesterday’s 9-1 Miami win in Jupiter. It’s Stephen Strasburg on the mound, scheduled to throw 75-90 pitches, according to manager Davey Martinez. Strasburg also will be batting eighth, the second time this spring Martinez has chosen not to hit his pitcher ninth.

Still no Ryan Zimmerman in the big league lineup, but he’s playing in another minor league game today. Martinez said Zimmerman will join the rest of the big leaguers in Grapefruit League games “sometime this weekend.” Trea Turner, meanwhile, is set to return tomorrow after having an ingrown toenail removed.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS vs. MIAMI MARLINS
Where: FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EDT
TV: None
Radio: MLB.com (Marlins broadcast)
Weather: Partly cloudy, 87 degrees, wind 18 mph out to center field

NATIONALS
LF Brian Goodwin
CF Michael A. Taylor
RF Bryce Harper
2B Howie Kendrick
C Matt Wieters
1B Mark Reynolds
3B Adrian Sanchez
RHP Stephen Strasburg
SS Wilmer Difo

MARLINS
CF Lewis Brinson
LF Derek Dietrich
2B Starlin Castro
1B Justin Bour
3B Brian Anderson
RF Cameron Maybin
C Tomás Telis
SS Miguel Rojas
RHP Odrisamer Despaigne

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