It's split-squad action this afternoon as Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals welcome the Atlanta Braves to Space Coast Stadium and Yusmeiro Petit and the Nats take on the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie, Florida's Tradition Field.
Gio Gonzalez takes on Jhoulys Chacin at home while Yusmeiro Petit starts against Steve Matz and the Mets.
Gonzalez makes his fifth start of the Spring after giving up 12 hits, six runs (four earned) and 12 walks in his previous four outings, striking out seven in 13 innings, over which opposing hitters have a combined .250 AVG.
Petit makes his sixth appearances, his first as a starter, having given up six hits and three runs in the previous five relief appearances, over which he's struck out eight, walked no one and help opposing hitters to a .207 AVG.
Here's the lineup that will take on the Braves in Space Coast Stadium:
- Ben Revere - CF
- Daniel Murphy - 2B
- Bryce Harper - RF
- Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
- Jayson Werth - LF
- Wilson Ramos - C
- Stephen Drew - 3B
- Brendan Ryan - SS
- Gio Gonzalez - LHP
Here's the lineup that will take on the Mets in Tradition Field:
- Michael A. Taylor - CF
- Danny Espinosa - SS
- Anthony Rendon - 3B
- Clint Robinson - 1B
- Reed Johnson - RF
- Tony Campana - LF
- Trea Turner - 2B
- Jose Lobaton - C
- Yusmeiro Petit - RHP
At home in Viera, Sean Burnett, Matt Belisle, Jonathan Papelbon and a number of minor league arms are listed as available on the lineup card.
Headed to Port St. Lucie are Oliver Perez, Nick Masset, Rafael Martin and another group of minor league pitchers.
Game Times: 1:05 for the Nationals and Braves, 1:10 PM for the Nats and Mets: FOLLOW: Both games are available for your viewing pleasure this afternoon with the Nationals and Braves on MASN and MLB.tv and the Nationals and Mets on WPIX in the New York area and on MLB.tv everywhere else. The Nats and Braves are also on 106.7 the FAN in D.C. this afternoon.