Even if it's just for the first few innings in what is each pitcher's second Grapefruit League start, Jordan Zimmermann vs David Price is a marquee pitching matchup. The two ace-ish arms will go at it at 1:05 PM EDT this afternoon in Viera, Florida's Space Coast Stadium when the Washington Nationals and Detroit Tigers match up in a game that's being broadcast on MASN in the nation's capital and on MLB.tv everywhere else.
It doesn't appear there is any radio coverage of today's game for those of you who were hoping to listen along at work. You can, however, follow along with your fellow Nats fans in the comments section below.
The Nationals made one change to today's planned lineup this morning, with Anthony Rendon now resting when he was originally scheduled to play third. Rendon has a sore left knee according to Nats' skipper Matt Williams.
Though it's nothing "major" from what Williams told reporters, the Nats' 24-year-old infielder (who walked more than he K'd in college if you didn't know) will miss a day or two as he rests the knee he banged up on a diving defensive play earlier this week.
Here's the Nationals' updated lineup for this afternoon's game:
Leadoff Wilmer Difo? Hmmm? Ian Desmond and Difo up the middle? Will it ever happen in a major league game?
Should we all be looking forward to a PTBNL (it's Trea Turner) and Difo middle infield in the future? Is Tyler Moore going to be in left field on Opening Day? Think Werth will be back in time for the start of the season? Are you answering these rapid-fire questions in your head?
Jordan Zimmermann gave up one hit in two scoreless innings in his first Grapefruit League start last week against the Atlanta Braves. Start no.2 of Spring Training 2015 takes place at 1:05 PM EDT and it's on the television.
Who's watching the Nationals?