Today’s Nationals-Braves lineups

(Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post) (Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

Stephen Strasburg starts and faces only two Braves starters. Rafael Soriano will pitch, breaking his rule of facing division opponents in the spring.


1. Denard Span, CF

2. Jayson Werth, RF

3. Bryce Harper, LF

4. Ryan Zimmerman, DH

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Kurt Suzuki, C

9. Chad Tracy, 3B

–Stephen Strasburg, SP


Pitching order

Stephen Strasburg

Rafael Soriano

Zach Duke

Henry Rodriguez

Tyler Clippard

Fernando Abad

Jeremy Accardo

Patrick McCoy

Erik Davis



1. Tyler Pastornicky, SS

2. Jordan Schafer, RF

3. Justin Upton, LF

4. Juan Francisco, 3B

5. B.J. Upton, CF

6. Ernesto Mejia, 1B

7. Blake DeWitt, 2B

8. Christian Bethancourt, C

9. Paul Maholm, P

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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James Wagner · March 11, 2013