Preview And Lineups: Spring Training Game 6 | New York Mets @ Washington Nationals

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On the first day of Spring Training, the New York Mets trotted out what was almost their opening day lineup. Today, well, not so much. They will be pitching Rafael Montero (Shaun Marcum was listed as the starter, but they probably want him to avoid showing his stuff to the Nationals twice this early in Spring) and starting a group of backups and prospects. There’s nothing wrong with that. You can tell which team is home and away most times just by looking at the lineups. Every team does it. Remember when we were excited for these Spring Training games? Oh wait, Stephen Strasburg is starting for the Nationals? Faith in baseball is restored.

Tyler Moore gets another start, this time in left field and Anthony Rendon is at third base. Chad Tracy practices for his role of grabbing a bat from the bench to hit.

This game is also on television starting at 6:05. The game is available on MASN and MLB Network (and MLB.tv) outside the Washington area.

To the lineups!

New York Mets (1-3) [to comply with Major League Baseball standings, will start eliminating ties]
Jordany Valdespin 2B
Collin Cowgill CF
Mike Baxter RF
Andrew Brown DH
Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF
Travis d’Arnaud C
Brandon Hicks 1B
Omar Quintanilla SS
Brian Bixler 3B
Rafael Montero P

Washington Nationals (1-3)
Denard Span CF
Kurt Suzuki C
Jayson Werth RF
Adam LaRoche 1B
Ian Desmond SS
Danny Espinosa 2B
Tyler Moore LF
Anthony Rendon 3B
Chad Tracy DH
Stephen Strasburg P

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