The tarp is off at Space Coast Stadium and there will be baseball, but it’ll be a bit later than scheduled. The Nationals and Mets will start at 2 p.m., an hour or so late. That should make it interesting for the coaches and players planning to also make it to Kissimmee in time to play the Astros at 7:05 tonight.

For the first game, here’s the lineup that will face Mets starter Mike Pelfrey.


1. Nyjer Morgan, CF

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Jayson Werth, DH

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Ivan Rodriguez, C

6. Laynce Nix, LF

7. Alberto Gonzalez, 3B

8. Jonathan Van Every, RF

9. Alex Cora, 2B

-- Chad Gaudin, SP