Starting lineups: Nats vs. Mets in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – We tend to think of spring training as a daytime exercise, with players reporting to the ballpark at the crack of dawn for workouts, playing a few innings in the early afternoon and then heading out early enough to play nine holes before sunset. But this final stretch of Nationals camp includes a ton of night games: Seven of them over the next 12 days (including three of the next four) to be precise.

Tonight the Nats host the Mets under the lights in West Palm Beach, with MacKenzie Gore on the mound. The left-hander makes only his third official start of the spring, his first in 11 days. (In between, he threw on a back field.) Gore should be good for at least four innings tonight, and he’ll be facing a Mets lineup that includes Brandon Nimmo, Pete Alonso and Starling Marte.

Most of the Nationals’ regulars are in the lineup, many of them playing for the second straight day. That includes Eddie Rosario, who after debuting as DH on Monday will start in left field tonight. Joey Meneses gets the nod at first base, with Joey Gallo assuming DH duties. Riley Adams, remarkably, is catching his first home game of the spring. And Trey Lipscomb gets a chance to start at second base surrounded by veterans, an interesting twist.

We’ll also see Matt Barnes coming out of the bullpen to make his Nationals debut, two weeks after he agreed to a minor league deal with the team.

CACTI Park of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach
Gametime: 6:05 p.m. EST
TV: None
Radio: 106.7 FM,
Weather: Partly cloudy, 75 degrees, wind 10 mph in from right field

SS CJ Abrams
RF Lane Thomas
1B Joey Meneses
DH Joey Gallo
3B Nick Senzel
LF Eddie Rosario
2B Trey Lipscomb
C Riley Adams
CF Victor Robles

LHP MacKenzie Gore

LF Brandon Nimmo
CF Harrison Bader
1B Pete Alonso
DH Ji Man Choi
RF Starling Marte
2B Jose Iglesias
C Omar Narváez
3B Zack Short
SS Yolmer Sánchez

LHP José Quintana

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