Starting lineups: Nats vs. Marlins in Jupiter

JUPITER, Fla. – The first game of the spring is always a big event, everyone excited to get started and watch real baseball. Now, though, the grind begins.

The Nationals play their first road game this afternoon, making the short 15-minute drive north to Jupiter to face the Marlins. They’ll do so with a very different lineup from Saturday night’s opener.

Joey Meneses is the only returning starter, getting a chance to play first base after serving as designated hitter Saturday. James Wood, who homered off the bench, gets a chance to start in right field. And fellow prospect Trey Lipscomb also starts at second base, a nice opportunity for him to show what he can do. Riley Adams will do the catching after Keibert Ruiz and Drew Millas worked Saturday night.

MacKenzie Gore makes the start for the Nats, hoping to complete his two innings in a much more efficient manner than Patrick Corbin did in the opener. As was the case Saturday, there will be another starter coming out of the bullpen today, with Jake Irvin following Gore and scheduled to pitch two innings himself. Kyle Finnegan and Hunter Harvey are among the relievers on tap.

And another note: Jen Pawol, hoping to become the first female umpire in MLB history, will be calling balls and strikes today after handling the bases Saturday night.

Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, Jupiter
Gametime: 1:10 p.m. EST
TV: None
Radio: 106.7 FM,
Weather: Sunny, 72 degrees, wind 8 mph in from left field

LF Alex Call
3B Carter Kieboom
1B Joey Meneses
C Riley Adams
DH Juan Yepez
RF James Wood
2B Trey Lipscomb
SS Ildemaro Vargas
CF Jacob Young

LHP MacKenzie Gore

2B Luis Arraez
SS Jon Berti
LF Nick Gordon
CF Jazz Chisholm Jr.
RF Avisaíl García
1B Trey Mancini
C Christian Bethancourt
3B Jonah Bride
DH Jonathan Davis

LHP Jesus Luzardo

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