Starting lineups: Nats vs. Astros and Marlins in West Palm Beach (updated)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Well, it’s going to be a long day for the Nationals at CACTI Park of the Palm Beaches as they play a split doubleheader against the Astros and Marlins. The first game, a 12:05 p.m. start on MASN, will have the Nats as the road team before they are the home team for the nightcap at 6:05 p.m.

Dan Kolko and Kevin Frandsen will be on the call of the first game with coverage starting at noon.

Davey Martinez and the Nationals brass spent a good amount of time yesterday figuring out how they were going to fill out their lineup cards for the two games, keeping in mind they have an early bus for the three-hour ride to Fort Myers on Sunday morning.

The first lineup may leave a lot to be desired from the fans watching on MASN back home, who were hoping to see a lot of the top young prospects play on TV. A big name (figuratively and literally) they can look forward to seeing is James Wood, who is back in the lineup after getting an off day yesterday. He’ll play center field and bat third.

Lane Thomas, Victor Robles and Luis García Jr. are among the regulars playing the first game. Trevor Williams makes his second start after a strong first appearance Monday. Jordan Weems, Derek Law and Luis Perdomo may make appearances out of the bullpen.

The minor leaguers scheduled to come off the bench today include Elijah Green, Andrew Pinckney, Darren Baker, Jeremy De La Rosa, T.J. White and Jordy Barley. Plus, possibly Cole Henry out of the bullpen.

The second game has some more intriguing names in the lineup.

Zach Davies makes his second Grapefruit League start tonight, with his previous scheduled one rained out Sunday leaving him to pitch in an intrasquad game instead. He pitched two scoreless innings with three strikeouts in his debut on Feb. 27 against the Astros.

Dylan Crews, batting second and playing center field, and Trey Lipscomb, batting seventh and playing second base, are the top prospects in the lineup.

CJ Abrams, Joey Meneses, Keibert Ruiz and Nick Senzel are the regulars in the starting lineup. Kyle Finnegan, Hunter Harvey and Richard Bleier are scheduled to appear in relief.

Prospects scheduled to come off the bench are Brady House, Armando Cruz and Brenner Cox, with DJ Herz possibly out of the ‘pen.

Editorial note: Apologies for the site being down over the last 24 hours or so. It looks like it's back up and running, and we should hopefully have no further issues. Stay tuned for coverage for today's first game and any other news that pops up throughout the day.

You can also go back and read my story from last night on Josiah Gray's rough outing and the incident between Lance Lynn and Angel Hernandez.

Where: CACTI Park of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach
Gametime: 12:05 p.m. EST
TV: MASN, (outside D.C. market)
Radio: (Astros’ feed)
Weather: Partly cloudy, 83 degrees, wind 17 mph out to left field

2B Luis García Jr.
CF Victor Robles
RF James Wood
DH Lane Thomas
C Riley Adams
3B Ildemaro Vargas
LF Alex Call
1B Juan Yepez
SS Nasim Nuñez

RHP Trevor Williams

2B Jose Altuve
LF Yordan Alvarez
3B Alex Bregman
RF Kyle Tucker
C Yainer Diaz
1B Jon Singleton
CF Chas McCormick
DH Victor Caratini
SS Jeremy Peña

RHP José Urquidy

Where: CACTI Park of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach
Gametime: 6:05 p.m. EST
TV: None
Radio: None
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 81 degrees, wind 15 mph out to left field

SS CJ Abrams
CF Dylan Crews
DH Jesse Winker
1B Joey Meneses
C Keibert Ruiz
3B Nick Senzel
2B Trey Lipscomb
LF Jake Alu
RF Jacob Young

RHP Zach Davies

3B Jon Berti
CF Nick Gordon
LF Bryan De La Cruz
RF Avisaíl García
SS Vidal Bruján
1B Trey Mancini
C Nick Fortes
2B Tristan Gray
DH Curt Casali

LHP A.J. Puk

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