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Nationals vs Braves: Grapefruit League GameThread - Ross Detwiler and Taylor Jordan vs ATL

The Washington Nationals take on the Atlanta Braves at home in Grapefruit League action and they travel to Jupiter, FL to take on the St. Louis Cardinals in Roger Dean Stadium this afternoon as well. It's split-squad action. Ross Detwiler starts in Space Coast...


The Washington Nationals are playing split-squad games today.

At home in Viera, Florida's Space Coast Stadium, in a game being broadcast on 1500 and 1580 AM in D.C., the Nats are taking on the Atlanta Braves with Ross Detwiler on the hill at the start and Taylor Jordan set to follow his fellow competitor for the fifth spot in the Nationals' rotation.

On the road in Jupiter, FL's Roger Dean Stadium, the Nats and St. Louis Cardinals go head-to-head in a matchup that features Nationals' right-hander Chris Young on the hill.

Here are the lineups for this afternoon's games:

• Nats vs Braves from Space Coast Stadium:

• Nats vs Cards in Roger Dean Stadium:

Matt Williams is staying in Viera, Florida today to watch the Nationals and Braves and he told reporters yesterday that he made one change to the traveling roster, taking 24-year-old right-hander Taylor Jordan off the road so that he could get a better look at the pitcher competing for the fifth spot in the rotation.

"I'm going to be here and I wanted to get a chance to see [Jordan]," Williams explained. "I've certainly seen [Chris Young] more than Taylor. So I wanted to see him pitch here tomorrow. So he's going to stick around here because I'm going to be at this game."

Jordan will follow Ross Detwiler on the mound in each of the pitcher's second starts of the spring.

Game time - 1:05 pm EST from Viera, FL. Nationals vs the Braves at home and the Nats vs the Cards on the road. Again, the home game is available on the radio on 1500 and 1580 AM and it's available via's Gameday audio. The Cards' broadcast team has the road game covered on's Gameday audio as well just in case you wanted to listen to that...