It's split-squad Grapefruit League action for the Washington Nationals this afternoon as the Nationals take on the Miami Marlins in Viera, Florida's Space Coast Stadium while simultaneously taking on the New York Mets on the road in Port St. Lucie, FL's Tradition Field.
The Nats' matchup with the Marlins is available via MLB.com's Gameday audio while the game against the Mets is being shown on WPIX in the NY/NJ metropolitan area, the MLB Network and MLB.tv.
Gio Gonzalez starts against the Fish at home. Tanner Roark faces the Mets on the road.
The Nationals released the lineups for each of today's games on Twitter this morning, and updated the traveling lineup in the last hour:
Nationals vs Marlins in Space Coast Stadium:
#Nats lineup vs. MIA: Taylor CF, Desmond SS, Harper RF, Zimmerman 1B, Ramos DH, Moore LF, Lobaton C, Frandsen 3B, Espinosa 2B, Gio P— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) March 14, 2015
Nationals vs Mets in Tradition Field:
New lineup in Port St. Lucie: Gwynn Jr. 7, Burriss 6, Ka'aihue 3, Uggla 4, Stewart 5, C. Robinson 9, Minicozzi DH, Leon 2, D. Robinson 8.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) March 14, 2015
Nate McLouth was originally listed as the DH for the traveling Nationals, but he has apparently been scratched. Why? Maybe someone will update his situation...
So who out there knows who "Minnicozzi" is?
It's Mark Minicozzi (I think), the 32-year-old San Francisco Giants' '05 17th Round pick who signed a minor league deal with the Nationals this past December.
Minicozzi spent most of the 2014 campaign at Triple-A Fresno in the Giants' system, posting a .298/.400/.470 line in 89 games and 370 PAs, over which he hit 18 doubles and 12 HRs.
One game on the television, one on the radio... which are you following? Who's watching/listening to the Nationals?