We got spoiled last night with the Washington Nationals on MASN, but it's back to the radio broadcast this afternoon and that means... it's the SPRING DEBUT OF CHARLIE AND DAVE!!
Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler are calling the action this afternoon on 1580 WJFK in D.C. as Steven Matz and the Mets visit Space Coast Stadium to take on Stephen Strasburg and the Nats in Grapefruit League action at 1:05 PM EST.
Strasburg's backed up by a number of the expected everyday Nationals in the lineup this afternoon and Nats' skipper Dusty Baker is mixing it up a bit with a left-hander on the mound for the Mets in the first few innings.
Ben Revere is leading off with Anthony Rendon batting second, Bryce Harper hitting third, Daniel Murphy in the clean-up spot, Jayson Werth in the five-hole, Clint Robinson the designated hitter, Tyler Moore at first, Wilson Ramos behind the plate and switch-hitting shortstop Danny Espinosa batting ninth and looking for his first hit of the Spring.
Ramos is back in the lineup for the first time after he underwent LASIK surgery last week, so expect him to catch every pitch thrown to him while picking up the ball out of opposing pitcher's hands with alarming speed so that he can crush everything thrown his way. That's how it works, right? Did the Nationals fix Ramos' vision just in time for him to have a monster season and leave as a free agent?
Strasburg makes his second start of the Spring after striking out five and giving up two hits and two runs (on a two-run home run) in his 2016 Grapefruit League debut last week against the Detroit Tigers.
This afternoon, Strasburg makes his second second start of Spring Training against the Nationals' NL East rivals from New York.
Here's the Nationals' lineup via MLB.com's Bill Ladson:
Here is the #Nats' lineup for Friday against the #Mets. Wilson Ramos is starting his first game for Washington. pic.twitter.com/zeB8YQKJke— William Ladson (@washingnats) March 11, 2016
GAME TIME: 1:05 PM EST. FOLLOW: MLB.com's At Bat app; WJFK 1580 AM in D.C.!