Game 1 lineups: Nats vs. Mets

And away we go ...

The weather outside may be frightful, but the vibe inside Nationals Park tonight should be delightful, because there’s going to be a ballgame. Hopefully on-time at 7:05 p.m. The forecast looks promising, at least from the standpoint of the rain ending. It’s still going to be cold and possibly windy, so if you’re coming to the ballpark, be sure to bundle up.

The Nationals lineup is as expected. So we’re going to get our first look at the Juan Soto-Nelson Cruz-Josh Bell 2-3-4 arrangement. That group will be going up against surprise Mets opening day starter Tylor Megill, who gets the ball because Jacob deGrom is injured and Max Scherzer is still aiming for Friday night.

Patrick Corbin pitches for the Nationals, the second opening day start of his career but his first for this team. The lefty seemed to be in a good mental place this spring, and pitched pretty well on top of that. Who knows what that means come 7:05 p.m. tonight, but so far so good.

Hope everyone enjoys the game in person or the broadcast on MASN. Happy opening day!

 

NEW YORK METS at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv (outside D.C. market)
Radio: 106.7 The Fan, MLB.com
Weather: Rain ending, 52 degrees, wind 13 mph in from left field

NATIONALS
2B César Hernández
RF Juan Soto
DH Nelson Cruz
1B Josh Bell
C Keibert Ruiz
LF Lane Thomas
3B Maikel Franco
SS Alcides Escobar
CF Victor Robles

LHP Patrick Corbin

METS
RF Starling Marte
DH J.D. Davis
SS Francisco Lindor
1B Pete Alonso
3B Eduardo Escobar
2B Robinson Canó
CF Mark Canha
LF Jeff McNeil
C James McCann

RHP Tylor Megill

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