Preview: Nationals vs. Mets


Feb 28, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; Washington Nationals center fielder

Eury Perez

(3) tries to break up the double play attempt of New York Mets shortstop

Wilfredo Tovar

(70) in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

After two games on the road, the Nationals return to Space Coast Stadium to take on the New York Mets for the second time this spring.

Gio Gonzalez will make his 2014 Grapefruit League debut for the Nationals as they try to snap a two-game losing streak. Actually, neither Gonzalez nor the Nationals care about a spring training losing streak. But it’s always nice to beat the Mets! New York will counter with right-hander Jenrry Mejia.

The Nationals last played the Mets in their Grapefruit League opener in Port St. Lucie, Florida Feb. 28, a game which the Nationals won by a score of 5-4. It’ll be the second of six meetings between the two clubs this spring and they will meet again March 31 in New York for Opening Day.

Matt Williams gave some good news on the injury front, as Jayson Werth (biceps strain) is better and should make his 2014 Grapefruit League debut today.

“He’s going to go through a full workout today to make sure,” Williams told’s Joe Morgan yesterday, “but he’s scheduled to go tomorrow.”

First pitch for today’s game is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. and the game will not air on TV.

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