Starting lineups: Nationals Futures Game in D.C.

The Nationals have broken camp. With spring training coming to a close, the team has left the warmth of West Palm Beach and returned to cold, damp Washington, D.C.

Ah, it must feel so good to be home.

Well, at least it must feel good to get the regular season started. The Nats have just one more exhibition game to play before heading to Cincinnati to face the Reds on Thursday for Opening Day. And the best part … they get to face some of their own teammates.

Yes, for the first time since the Nats have hosted an exhibition game on South Capitol Street right before the start of the season, they will face a lineup of their own top prospects instead of another major league team beginning the year on the East Coast.

Among the top prospects expected to participate in today’s game are:

Infielders: Darren Baker, Brady House, Trey Lipscomb
Outfielders: Dylan Crews, Robert Hassell III, James Wood
Pitchers: DJ Herz, Jackson Rutledge, Amos Willingham
Catchers: Drew Millas

It will be a great opportunity for fans to see the organization’s top youngsters test their mettle against the Nats’ everyday major leaguers, including MacKenzie Gore, who is getting his last tune-up before taking the ball for the home opener Monday against the Pirates.

Speaking of which, if you can’t make it down to Nationals Park this afternoon, you can watch the first “On Deck: Nationals Futures Game” live on MASN with Bob Carpenter and Kevin Frandsen on the call!

Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 12:05 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan, DC 87.7 (Spanish),
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 51 degrees, wind 4 mph in from right-center field

SS CJ Abrams
RF Lane Thomas
LF Jesse Winker
DH Joey Meneses
1B Joey Gallo
C Keibert Ruiz
CF Eddie Rosario
3B Nick Senzel
2B Luis García Jr.

LHP MacKenzie Gore

LF Robert Hassell III
CF Dylan Crews
RF James Wood
SS Trey Lipscomb
C Drew Millas
3B Brady House
1B Yohandy Morales
DH T.J. White
2B Darren Baker

RHP Jackson Rutledge

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