Game 3 lineups: Marlins at Nats

And for the first time in 2016 (exhibition games excluded), hello from Nationals Park! The home opener has arrived at last, though this could end up being a long day of waiting around for a game that may or may not be played. I don't know any more than all of you do, but my trusty weather app is showing dry skies until about 6 p.m. So maybe we'll be alright after all.

roark-pitching-face-on-sidebar-white.jpgOnce they do play, it's Tanner Roark on the mound for the Nationals against the fearsome Giancarlo Stanton and the rest of the Marlins. This turned out to be a nice honor for Roark, who one year after getting shuffled off to the bullpen now gets to start the home opener before what I presume will be an appreciative crowd. (How appreciative the crowd is of Jonathan Papelbon remains to be seen.)

Among the planned pregame festivities: The cast of "Jersey Boys" will sing the national anthem at 3:47 p.m., Bryce Harper will be presented his NL MVP award at 3:50 p.m., and Prince William County police officers Jesse Hempen and David McKeown will throw out the ceremonial first pitches at 3:54 p.m. So get here early.

We'll have all sorts of coverage here throughout the day, so please be sure to refresh your homepage regularly. Enjoy the day, everyone!

Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 4:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, Ch. 9,
Radio: 106.7 FM, XM 89,
Weather: Rain, 62 degrees, wind 11 mph out to right field

CF Michael A. Taylor
3B Anthony Rendon
RF Bryce Harper
1B Ryan ZImmerman
LF Jayson Werth
2B Daniel Murphy
C Wilson Ramos
SS Danny Espinosa
RHP Tanner Roark

2B Dee Gordon
CF Marcell Ozuna
LF Christian Yelich
RF Giancarlo Stanton
3B Martin Prado
1B Justin Bour
C J.T. Realmuto
SS Adeiny Hechevarria
LHP Adam Conley

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