February 15, 2013; Viera, FL, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez (47) practices his bunting during spring training at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Preview And Lineups: Spring Training Game 8 | Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals


Finally, today is the first game against a non-NL East team and it just so happens to be a rematch of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals. And the pitching matchup? Gio Gonzalez against Adam Wainwright. I won’t talk about that game any more. Oh, at least there are no Pete Kozma sightings.

Anthony Rendon returns to the starting lineup today at the familiar position at third base after a cameo at shortstop last night.

In World Baseball Classic news, Roger Bernadina went 1/5 for the Netherlands as they beat Korea 5-0.

Game time is 1:05. There is no TV.

Washington Nationals (2-4)
1. Danny Espinosa (S) DH
2. Steve Lombardozzi (S) 2B
3. Ian Desmond (R) SS
4. Tyler Moore (R) LF
5. Kurt Suzuki (R) C
6. Chris Marrero (R) 1B
7. Corey Brown (L) RF
8. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B
9. Eury Perez (R) CF
P: Gio Gonzalez


St. Louis Cardinals
(4-2)
1. Jon Jay (L) CF
2. Oscar Taveras (L) RF
3. Matt Holliday (R) LF
4. Allen Craig (R) DH
5. Yadier Molina (R) C
6. David Freese (R) 3B
7. Daniel Descalso (L) 2B
8. Ty Wigginton (R) 1B
9. Ronny Cedeno (R) SS
P: Adam Wainwright

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