Split squad Nationals-Astros, Nationals-Braves lineups and discussion thread: Spring Game 12


Tanner Roark. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

The Nationals play their second set of split squad games on Wednesday. Manager Matt Williams and starter Tanner Roark are in Kissimmee to face the Houston Astros while Class AAA Syracuse Manager Billy Gardner Jr. will handle starter Chris Young and others in Lake Buena Vista against the Atlanta Braves. Adam will have updates from Kissimmee and I will be in Lake Buena Vista.

Nationals lineup vs. Braves:

1. Denard Span, CF

2. Danny Espinosa, SS,

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Bryce Harper, LF

5. Anthony Rendon, 3B

6. Adam LaRoche, 1B

7. Zach Walters, 2B

8. Brock Peterson, DH

9. Sandy Leon, C

– Chris Young, SP

Pitching order: Chris Young, Danny Rosenbaum, Clay Hensley, Josh Roenicke, Luis Ayala and two minor leaguers.

 

Nationals lineup vs. Astros:

1. Nate McLouth, CF

2. Will Rhymes, 3B

3.  Ian Desmond, SS

4. Jose Lobaton, C

5. Tyler Moore, 1B

6. Chris Snyder, DH

7. Scott Hairston, LF

8. Eury Perez, CF

9. Mike Fontenot, 2B

– Tanner Roark, SP

Pitching order: Tanner Roark, Craig Stammen, Jerry Blevins, Aaron Barrett, Xavier Cedeno and three minor leaguers.

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.
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