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Today’s Nationals-Mets lineups

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The Nationals play their second of three night game this week. Despite a scorching start to the Grapefruit League, Bryce Harper isn’t in the lineup and gets a day off. Kurt Suzuki, Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche make their second appearance in as many days.


1. Denard Span, CF

2. Kurt Suzuki, C

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Ian Desmond, SS

6. Danny Espinosa, 2B

7. Tyler Moore, LF

8. Anthony Rendon, 3B

9. Chad Tracy, DH

— SP Stephen Strasburg

Pitching order:

Stephen Strasburg

Zach Duke

Yunesky Maya

Bill Bray

Ryan Mattheus

Patrick McCoy

Brandon Mann


1. Jordany Valdespin, 2B

2. Collin Cowgill, CF

3. Mike Baxter, RF

4. Andrew Brown, DH

5. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, LF

6. Travis d’Arnaud, C

7. Brandon Hicks, 1B

8. Omar Quintanilla, SS

9. Brian Bixler, 3B

— SP Rafael Montero (RHP)

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010, wrote about high school sports across the region for two years and has covered the Nationals since the middle of the 2012 season.
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