The 2014 Spring Training schedule has been released to the public and isn’t it great to see. The Nationals will play 25 full squad games and three split squad games. Out of those 28 the Nats will play 14 of them at home at Space Coast Stadium and 1 at Nats Park on March 29th. Games will start on February 28th and run through March 29th, with Opening Day being on March 31st.
Looking through the schedule the Nats will play some pretty good talent. They will match up with division rival Atlanta five times, twice being split squad. Along with the Braves, they will face the National League Champion Cardinals four times, once in a split squad. This will be good competition for the regulars along with the young guys trying to make the team coming out of the spring.
Other teams the Nats will face include, the Marlins, Mets, Yankees, Astros and Tigers.
The final Spring Training game will be played at Nats Park on March 29th against the American League Central Champion Detroit Tigers. This will be a game to watch as the first time managers go at it for the first time. Matt Williams will be on the radar for the first time as Nats fans tune in as well. This could ultimately be the World Series match up if things go according to plan on the Nationals and Tigers end.
This will be fun to keep up with and DoD will have your daily coverage of all Spring Training games as they finish.