Today, the Washington Nationals play their first road game against an American League team in Spring Training. You know what that means? The designated hitter!*
*Yes, I know the DH is in every Spring Training game
Gio Gonzalez goes for the Nationals and he goes up against a similar lineup to what Washington saw the last time they saw the Houston Astros with the exception of designated hitter and first base. Philip Humber is going for the Astros, he who threw a perfect game and didn’t get offered a contract in the same year. We loved you, Old Safeco Field!
The Nationals are going with a few more regulars, including Denard Span once again who is trying to get his bat on track (his on base percentage is pretty good). Bryce Harper is hitting third behind Danny Espinosa so we can assume on Opening Day that Bryce will be hitting there unless he realizes he is very uncomfortable in that spot but I doubt that will happen.
The game will be delayed on MLB Network and on MLB.tv.