Starting lineups: Nats vs. Cardinals in Jupiter

JUPITER, Fla. – A very pleasant Sunday morning to you, wherever you may be. Hope you remembered to adjust your clocks last night. The Nationals certainly wish that wasn’t necessary after playing a 3-hour night game, then losing an hour of sleep before a 1:05 p.m. game on tap today. Brilliant scheduling there.

Davey Martinez let the boys report later than usual this morning, so hopefully everyone’s well rested. MacKenzie Gore should be just fine, because he didn’t have to stick around for the entire game last night in advance of his start. The left-hander takes the mound for the fourth time this spring, the third time at Roger Dean Stadium, the second time to face the Cardinals. He wasn’t thrilled with his last outing, when he allowed two runs (one earned) over three innings. He’ll try to make some improvements today and extend to four innings.

Gore won’t be facing a whole lot of familiar names this afternoon, with the Cardinals sending a bunch of backups and prospects out there. They will, however, have a veteran on the mound in Steven Matz, so we’ll see how the Nats handle him.

You can listen to Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler with the radio call of the game on 106.7 FM. Or if you’re an subscriber, you can watch the Cardinals’ television broadcast live. Or you can wait until 10 p.m. EDT and watch the replay on MLB Network.

Where: Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EDT
TV: (Cardinals broadcast), MLB Network (delayed at 10 p.m.)
Radio: 106.7 FM,
Weather: Mostly sunny, 84 degrees, wind 9 mph out to left field

CF Lane Thomas
1B Dominic Smith
2B Luis García
LF Corey Dickerson
DH Ildemaro Vargas
SS CJ Abrams
RF Garrett Stone
3B Leonel Valera
C Riley Adams

LHP MacKenzie Gore

SS Masyn Winn
DH Alec Burleson
1B Taylor Motter
LF Moisés Gómez
C Andrew Knizner
3B Juniel Querecuto
2B Errol Robinson
RF Justin Toerner
CF Nathan Church

LHP Steven Matz

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