The Washington Nationals are going to be in two places at once this afternoon as they take on the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves in split-squad Grapefruit League action.
In Viera, Florida's Space Coast Stadium, Jordan Zimmermann and Henderson Alvarez go head-to-head while Taylor Jordan and Chien-Ming Wang battle it out in Lake Buena Vista, Florida's Champion Stadium.
Both games start at 1:05 PM EDT and both are available via MLB.com's Gameday Audio. Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler will be calling the action from Viera on 1580 AM WJFK. You'll be stuck with the Braves' feed if you want to follow that one, which is apparently available on MLB.tv.
Here are the lineups for each of today's games:
#Nats lineup vs. #Marlins (1580AM): Gwynn CF, Desmond SS, Harper RF, Zimmerman 1B, Ramos C, Uggla 2B, Ka'aihue LF, Espinosa 3B, Zimmermann P— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) March 21, 2015
#Nats lineup @ #Braves: Taylor CF, Frandsen 2B, Carp 1B, Moore LF, C.Robinson RF, Stewart 3B, Lobaton C, Burriss SS, Jordan P— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) March 21, 2015
In the game we'll be following, Jordan Zimmermann makes his fourth start of the Spring.
In his previous three outings, the right-hander has allowed six hits, two walks and two runs, one earned in 8 ⅔ IP over which he's recorded seven Ks while holding opposing hitters to a combined .200 BAA.
Nationals' skipper Matt Williams told reporters, including MASNSports.com's Chris Johnson, after that outing that he was happy with what he saw from the 28-year-old starter, who managed to avoid a serious scare on a liner back to the mound that bounced off his glove when it was headed for his shoulder/head.
"'I thought he threw really well,'" Williams said. "'Got his innings in, got his ups in, pounds the zone like he always does.'"
Zimmermann threw a total of 61 pitches last time out and should be somewhere in the 75-pitch, five-inning range this afternoon.
As noted above, both Nationals games are available on the radio today, on 1580 AM WJFK in D.C. and on MLB.com's Gameday Audio and the Nats/Braves matchup is on MLB.tv.