The Washington Nationals travel to Lake Buena Vista, Florida's Champion Stadium tonight to take their NL East rivals from Atlanta in the Braves' Spring home in a 6:05 PM game which is being broadcast on 106.7 the FAN in D.C. and is available via MLB.com's At Bat app.
Tanner Roark takes the mound for what is expected to be a four-inning outing opposite Braves' lefty Manny Banuelos in the first Grapefruit League meeting between the divisional rivals.
It's a less everday player-ish lineup taking on the Braves tonight and backing up Roark.
Trea Turner is leading off and playing short. Michael A. Taylor is batting second and playing center. After that, it's a bench battle bonanza with Stephen Drew playing second base tonight, Clint Robinson at first, Chris Heisey in right, Matt den Dekker in left, Jason Martinson at third, Jose Lobaton behind the plate and Tony Campana serving as the designated hitter tonight.
Some interesting names are on the lineup card though, including 2014 1st Round pick Erick Fedde. Check out the full lineup and the list of all the players who made the trip via Washington Post writer Chelsea Janes:
Roark scheduled for four today against the Braves at Disney World: pic.twitter.com/ISQuK27Amx— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) March 12, 2016
Can Roark continue to make his case for a role in the starting rotation?
Will we get to see (or hear at least) righty Erick Fedde pitch against the Braves? Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler will be calling the action again from Disney World as Washington and Atlanta do battle in Spring Training action.
Game Time: 6:05 PM EST; FOLLOW: 106.7 the FAN in D.C.; MLB.com's At Bat app. Roark vs Banuelos.