Starting lineups: Nats vs. Mets in Port St. Lucie

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – After Wednesday's eight-hour round trip to Tampa, the 45-minute ride up to Port St. Lucie today doesn’t seem all too bad for the Nationals. They were able to arrive at their home complex at a normal time, receive treatment and maybe get in some early work before boarding the bus to go play the Mets.

Trevor Williams, making his second start of the spring, gets his first crack at his former team this afternoon after appearing in 40 games in parts of the last two seasons with the Mets. Signed to a two-year, $13 million contract this offseason, the 30-year-old right-hander tossed a scoreless first inning in his Nationals debut Sunday against the Astros.

The Nationals lineup, which includes regulars CJ Abrams, Luis García, Joey Meneses, Jeimer Candelario and Victor Robles, will get another opportunity to face old friend Max Scherzer, who struck out five over two innings on Sunday.

Scheduled to follow Williams out of the bullpen are Victor Arano, Kyle Finnegan, Carl Edwards Jr., Joan Adon and Jake Irvin.

Update: The game will be nationally broadcast on MLB Network, and not blacked out back in the D.C. area. If you happen to be in New York, the Mets feed will also be on SNY. The Nats radio broadcast can also be heard on

Where: Clover Park, Port St. Lucie
Gametime: 1:10 p.m. EST
TV: MLB Network (out-of-market only)
Weather: Sunny, 90 degrees, wind 16 mph out to right-center field

SS CJ Abrams
LF Alex Call
2B Luis García
1B Joey Meneses
DH Jeimer Candelario
RF Stone Garrett
3B Ildemaro Vargas
CF Victor Robles
C Riley Adams

RHP Trevor Williams

RF Mark Canha
3B Eduardo Escobar
LF Jeff McNeil
1B Pete Alonso
DH Daniel Vogelbach
CF Tommy Pham
SS Luis Guillorme
C Tomás Nido
2B José Peraza

RHP Max Scherzer

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