(Jonathan Netwon / The Washington Post) (Jonathan Netwon / The Washington Post)

The Nationals fumed down I-95 this morning to meet the Mets in Port St. Lucie. Gio Gonzalez will make his first start against a big league team since he returned from the World Baseball Classic – his only action otherwise came in an 86-pitch, six-inning minor league start. The Nationals will face prospect Rafael Montero with a lineup that includes many of their regulars.

Nationals

1.. Roger Bernadina, CF

2. Danny Espinosa, SS

3. Bryce Harper, LF

4. Tyler Moore, 1B

5. Chad Tracy, 3B

6. Wilson Ramos, C

7. Steve Lombardozzi, 2B

8. Micah Owings, RF

9. Gio Gonzalez, SP