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

The Nationals make their first trip to Clearwater for the first time in a long time, maybe ever. They brought along only one starter (Denard Span), two regular backups (Steve Lombardozzi and Tyler Moore) and Stephen Strasburg. The Phillies — minus Jimmy Rollins at the World Baseball Classic and catcher Carlos Ruiz — trot out their presumed regular lineup.


1. Denard Span, CF

2. Steve Lombardozzi, 2B

3. Anthony Rendon, SS

4. Tyler Moore, DH

5. Corey Brown, RF

6. Chris Marrero, 1B

7. Carlos Rivero, LF

8. Matt Skole, 3B

9. Jhonatan Solano, C

–Stephen Strasburg, SP


Pitching order

Stephen Strasburg

Fernando Abad

Yunesky Maya

Erik Davis

Cole Kimball



1. Ben Revere, CF

2. Michael Young, 3B

3. Chase Utley, 2B

4. Ryan Howard, 1B

5. Domonic Brown, LF

6. Laynce Nix, DH

7. John Mayberry, RF

8. Tommy Joseph, C

9. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS

–Roy Halladay, SP