Split-squad lineups: Nats vs. Marlins and Mets

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Split-squad games are a rite of spring training, but the Nationals haven’t had one yet this year. That changes today, when half the team hosts the Marlins in West Palm Beach and the other half travels to Port St. Lucie to face the Mets (weather permitting). Fortunately we’ve got tag team coverage right now: I’ll be writing about the home game, Byron Kerr will be writing about the road game.

It’s Patrick Corbin facing the Marlins in his second-to-last tune-up before the lefty makes his official Nationals debut in the season’s third game. He went four innings in his last start, so the Nats would like to stretch him out to five today.

Ross-Throws-Red-Sidebar.jpgIt’s Joe Ross facing the Mets in his first start of the spring after pitching exclusively out of the bullpen. Given that program, Ross isn’t going to be able to go as deep into his outing as the other regular starters, so look for him to be capped at three innings.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS (ss) vs. MIAMI MARLINS
Where: FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EDT
TV: None
Radio: MLB.com (Marlins broadcast)
Weather: Chance of rain, 75 degrees, wind 11 mph in from left field

NATIONALS (ss)
SS Trea Turner
RF Adam Eaton
3B Anthony Rendon
1B Ryan Zimmerman
2B Brian Dozier
C Yan Gomes
LF Andrew Stevenson
CF Victor Robles
LHP Patrick Corbin

MARLINS
CF Lewis Brinson
1B Martín Prado
3B Brian Anderson
RF Peter O’Brien
LF Austin Dean
SS J.T. Riddle
2B Rosell Herrera
C Chad Wallach
LHP Caleb Smith

WASHINGTON NATIONALS (ss) vs. NEW YORK METS
Where: First Data Field, Port St. Lucie
Gametime: 1:10 p.m. EDT
TV: MLB.tv (Mets broadcast)
Radio: None
Weather: Chance of rain, 73 degrees, wind 10 mph in from left field

NATIONALS (ss)
SS Wilmer Difo
2B Carter Kieboom
LF Juan Soto
1B Matt Adams
C Kurt Suzuki
3B Jake Noll
CF Collin Cowgill
DH Spencer Kieboom
RF Hunter Jones
RHP Joe Ross

METS
LF Brandon Nimmo
CF Juan Lagares
DH Robinson Canó
RF Michael Conforto
1B Dominic Smith
C Tomás Nido
2B Luis Guillorme
SS Adeiny Hechavarria
3B Will Toffey
RHP Jeurys Familia

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