It’s a split-squad day for the Nats, who will also travel to Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida tonight to take on the Miami Marlins at 7:05 PM.
Jeremy Guthrie is starting the afternoon half of the split-squad doubleheader, with right-hander Jacob Turner taking on the Fish tonight.
While you might have expected Daniel Murphy back in the lineup this afternoon after the time he spent with Team USA not playing in the World Baseball Classic, he’s going to return to action tomorrow apparently.
He told reporters this morning he wasn’t too concerned about the lack of at bats over the last few weeks:
Murphy plans to be back in the lineup tomorrow. Said he's had spring trainings with Mets where he had 15 ABs, so isn't too worried.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) March 24, 2017
Tanner Roark, who pitched once in relief and made one start in the WBC, is scheduled to return to the mound for the Nationals tomorrow afternoon in a 1:05 PM EDT game against the Houston Astros in their shared Spring Training home.
Both of today’s game are available on the radio, with Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler calling the action this afternoon on 1580 AM in D.C.
That audio is available on MLB.com as well, as is the nightcap of today’s doubleheader, though you have to settle for the Marlins’ feed for that one.
Here’s the lineup for this afternoon’s game with the Cardinals:
We’ll add the lineup for tonight’s game and just post this one GameThread for both of today’s games for those of you who will be following the action...
Nationals’ Game 2 Lineup:
NOTE: As mentioned above, Charlie and Dave are calling the action this afternoon on 1580 AM in D.C. You can also listen in through MLB.com’s GameDay audio. Tonight’s game is available via MLB.com’s GameDay audio alone, and it’s the Marlins feed.