Starting lineups: Nats vs. Astros in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Today is the first of three times this spring the Nationals enjoy the benefit of sharing the complex at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches with the Astros. Although technically the “away” team, the Nats don’t have to travel anywhere. They just show up to their side of the complex like normal and prepare for a game in their home stadium.

Patrick Corbin will make his second start of the spring, and since he showed up to camp early and is a little further along than the other starters, he’s expected to go a little deeper in the game. He threw 22 pitches in 1 ⅔ innings on Tuesday, so he might pitch into the third inning and get over 40 pitches this afternoon.

The relievers following the lefty out of the bullpen will be Thaddeus Ward, Paolo Espino, Hunter Harvey and Mason Thompson, among others.

The Nats lineup includes regulars Luis García, Joey Meneses, Dominic Smith, Jeimer Candelario and Keibert Ruiz. Notable backups include Ildemaro Vargas, Jake Alu, Riley Adams and Matt Adams.

Israel Pineda is not included among the backup catchers after getting hit by a pitch in the hand during yesterday’s game. Drew Millas and Brady Lindsly are listed behind Ruiz and Riley Adams.

The game will be broadcast on 106.7 The Fan back in the D.C. area.

Where: The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EST
TV: None
Radio: 106.7 The Fan
Weather: Sunny, 86 degrees, wind 8 mph in from center field

CF Alex Call
2B Luis García
1B Joey Meneses
DH Dominic Smith
3B Jeimer Candelario
C Keibert Ruiz
RF Stone Garrett
LF Yadiel Hernandez
SS Jeter Downs

LHP Patrick Corbin

2B Jose Altuve
SS Jeremy Peña
C Martín Maldonado
3B Alex Bregman
RF Kyle Tucker
1B José Abreu
LF David Hensley
DH Bligh Madris
CF Jacob Melton

RHP Luis Garcia

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