Starting lineups: Nats vs. Cardinals (ss) in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - After a day off, the Nationals return rested and refreshed for a night game against a Cardinals split-squad. And since everyone’s rested and refreshed, all the regulars are in the lineup.

Eaton-Hits-White-Day-Sidebar.jpgDavey Martinez has been tinkering with both one-two combos, alternating between Adam Eaton and Trea Turner. He hasn’t made up his mind yet how he’ll arrange things for opening day, but tonight it’s Eaton leading off and Turner batting second. We’ll also see both catchers tonight, with Kurt Suzuki behind the plate and Yan Gomes serving as designated hitter.

That means Jeremy Hellickson will only be pitching, not hitting. Which is probably fine with him. Hellickson has enjoyed a strong spring. This will be his final start against a major league lineup, but he may stay back in Florida and face minor leaguers after the team heads north to keep himself sharp before his first start of the regular season.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS vs. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (ss)
Where: FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
Gametime: 6:35 p.m.
TV: None
Radio: 106.7 FM, MLB.com
Weather: Partly cloudy, 73 degrees, wind 8 mph out to right field

NATIONALS
RF Adam Eaton
SS Trea Turner
LF Juan Soto
3B Anthony Rendon
1B Ryan Zimmerman
DH Yan Gomes
2B Brian Dozier
C Kurt Suzuki
CF Victor Robles

RHP Jeremy Hellickson

CARDINALS (ss)
2B Tommy Edman
SS Yairo Munoz
DH Jose Martinez
CF Tyler O’Neill
C Matt Wieters
3B Max Schrock
LF Dylan Carlson
1B Evan Mendoza
RF Scott Hurst

RHP Chris Beck

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