(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.


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