There is no coverage of this afternoon's Grapefruit League action, but we're putting up a GameThread anyway just in case anyone wants to follow along on the Gameday box score and share the goings on with your fellow FBB readers.
Stephen Strasburg takes the mound in Space Coast Stadium opposite Atlanta Braves' right-hander Mike Foltynewicz at 1:05 PM EDT.
Strasburg, 27, makes his third start of the Spring after giving up three hits, two walks and one run last time out on the mound against the New York Mets.
Foltynewicz, 24, is a Houston Astros' 2010 1st Round pick who was acquired by the Braves in the Evan Gattis deal in January of 2015.
In his second taste of major league action, after his debut in 2014, Foltynewicz, whose name we're repeating so we can get used to spelling it, was (4-6) in 18 games, 15 of them starts for the Braves last season, putting up a 5.71 ERA, a 5.05 FIP, 29 walks (3.01 BB/9) and 77 Ks (8.00 K/9) in 86 ⅔ innings pitched.
Strasburg finished his sixth major league season (11-7) with a 3.46 ERA, a 2.81 FIP, 26 walks (1.84 BB/9) and 155 Ks (10.96 K/9) in 127 ⅓ innings.
Strasburg will be backed up by a lineup that is some people's dream of the Nationals' Opening Day lineup (minus the Grapefruit League DH of course):
- Ben Revere - CF
- Daniel Murphy - 2B
- Bryce Harper - RF
- Ryan Zimmerman - DH
- Jayson Werth - LF
- Anthony Rendon - 3B
- Wilson Ramos - C
- Clint Robinson - 1B
- Trea Turner - SS
- Stephen Strasburg - P
Game Time: 1:05 PM EDT; FOLLOW: As mentioned above, there is no coverage of this afternoon's Grapefruit League matchup outside of the Gameday box score. Did we mention that there is no TV or radio coverage of today's game? And Foltynewicz - F-O-L-T-Y-N-E-W-I-C-Z - [DING!].