Starting lineups: Nats vs. Astros in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – We’ve got a “Nexus of the Universe” moment coming up tonight when the Nationals and Astros take the field at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. On the mound for Houston will be Luis Garcia. At the plate for the Nats will be Luis García. Prepare for your minds to be blown.

It is kind of interesting that García leading off. We’ll hear from Davey Martinez if that’s actually something he wants to get a look at, or if it’s just happening tonight for whatever reason. You’ll notice a flip-flop of yesterday’s 2-3 hitters, with Joey Meneses batting second and Dominic Smith batting third. And a flip-flop of yesterday’s 4-5 hitters, with Jeimer Candelario now batting cleanup and Corey Dickerson batting fifth.

On the mound is Trevor Williams for his second-to-last tune-up. Williams should be aiming for close to 100 pitches tonight, and he’ll still get a chance to pitch in Tuesday’s exhibition finale at Nationals Park against the Yankees, along with MacKenzie Gore.

Where: The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
Gametime: 6:05 p.m. EDT
TV: (Astros broadcast)
Radio: (Astros broadcast)
Weather: Partly cloudy, 78 degrees, wind 12 mph in from right field

2B Luis García
LF Joey Meneses
1B Dominic Smith
3B Jeimer Candelario
DH Corey Dickerson
RF Alex Call
SS CJ Abrams
C Riley Adams
CF Víctor Robles

RHP Trevor Williams

LF Yordan Álvarez
SS Jeremy Peña
3B Alex Bregman
1B José Abreu
RF Chas McCormick
CF Jake Meyers
2B Mauricio Dubón
DH David Hensley
C Martín Maldonado

RHP Luis García

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