Mar 21, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez (47) warms up prior to a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Gio Gonzalez Takes the Mound As Nats Look For Series Win


After a thrilling opening day victory against the Mets Monday and a offday yesterday, the Nationals will play their first night game of the season as they try to start the 2014 campaign 2-0.

Left-hander Gio Gonzalez makes his season debut for the Nationals as he tries to keep his momentum going after a strong spring training. Gonzalez wrapped up his Grape Fruit League season 1-3 with a 2.45 ERA in 18 innings. The Mets will counter with veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon.

For his second game as a Major League manager, Matt Williams put together a very interesting lineup, with Adam LaRoche batting cleanup and Bryce Harper batting sixth. The lineup has caused a stir on social media but, hey, it’s only crazy if it doesn’t work, right?

First pitch for tonight’s game is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.

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Here are the lineups for tonight’s game against the New York Mets:

Nationals: 

Span CF

Rendon 2B

Werth RF

LaRoche 1B

Zimmerman 3B

Harper LF

Desmond SS

Lobaton C

Gonzalez P

Mets: 

Lagares CF

Flores 2B

Wright 3B

Granderson RF

C. Young LF

Satin 1B

d’Arnaud C

Tejada SS

Colon RH

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