Starting lineups: Nats vs. Cardinals in Jupiter

JUPITER, Fla. – The temperature has slowly been rising each day this week, to the point where it’s starting to become a little bit steamy down here. It could crack 80 degrees this afternoon, with some humidity, when the Nationals face the Cardinals at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.

This is the Nats’ sixth exhibition game, and for the sixth straight day, James Wood is playing. This time in the starting lineup, batting second and playing center field, quite the assignment for the young prospect. Wood and his Nationals teammates (including Trey Lipscomb at second base) will be facing Cardinals right-hander Kyle Gibson, so it’s another opportunity to see how the kids stack up against a veteran major leaguer.

Patrick Corbin makes his second start of the spring, hoping for better results and efficiency than he had in his debut Saturday night, when he needed 50 pitches to complete just two innings. Among the relievers scheduled to pitch today are two guys making the spring game debuts: Tanner Rainey and Derek Law. Rainey, who made his return from Tommy John surgery during the final weekend of the 2023 season, has purposely been ramped up a bit slower than his teammates, but he’s good to go now. Law, the veteran righty who signed a minor league deal after camp opened, is ready to go as well and try to start making his case to make the club.

Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, Jupiter
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EST
TV: (Cardinals feed)
Radio: (Cardinals feed)
Weather: Partly cloudy, 79 degrees, wind 9 mph in from center field

RF Lane Thomas
CF James Wood
1B Joey Meneses
DH Travis Blankenhorn
3B Nick Senzel
C Riley Adams
LF Jacob Young
2B Trey Lipscomb
SS Nasim Nuñez

LHP Patrick Corbin

2B Brendan Donovan
DH Paul Goldschmidt
LF Lars Nootbaar
3B Nolan Arenado
1B Matt Carpenter
RF Jordan Walker
SS Masyn Winn
CF Victor Scott II
C Nick Raposo

RHP Kyle Gibson

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