Starting lineups: Nats vs. Cardinals in Jupiter

JUPITER, Fla. – And we’re back! Yes, after a nice little break at home, I’ve returned to Florida for the remainder of spring training. My thanks to Bobby Blanco (who, inexplicably, is still at the airport in Fort Myers waiting to fly home) for a great week of coverage in my absence.

We’ve got some news on this Monday morning at Nationals camp. The team finally made its first round of cuts, optioning Joan Adon, Jake Alu, Cole Henry, DJ Herz, Mitchell Parker and Amos Willingham to Triple-A Rochester and reassigning Travis Blankenhorn to minor league camp. More on all that in a little while.

Today’s lineup, meanwhile, features Eddie Rosario making his Nats debut, though only as designated hitter for now. Joey Gallo returns to play the field for the first time since Feb. 28, when he hurt his left quadriceps muscle. The only projected regular not in there is Joey Meneses, so this may be the closest thing we’ve seen to an Opening Day lineup yet this spring.

Patrick Corbin gets the start, the left-hander’s fourth start of the spring, his third at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, his second against the Cardinals. He’ll be opposed by veteran right-hander Miles Mikolas.

Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, Jupiter

Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EST
TV: (Cardinals feed)
Weather: Sunny, 75 degrees, wind 12 mph in from center field

SS CJ Abrams

RF Lane Thomas
LF Jesse Winker
1B Joey Gallo
C Keibert Ruiz
DH Eddie Rosario
3B Nick Senzel
2B Luis García Jr.
CF Jacob Young

LHP Patrick Corbin

3B Brendan Donovan

1B Paul Goldschmidt
2B Nolan Gorman
DH Nolan Arenado
C Willson Contreras
SS Brandon Crawford
CF Dylan Carlson
RF Jared Young
LF Michael Siani

RHP Miles Mikolas

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