(Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)


Real, meaningful baseball is almost here. After today’s game against the New York Yankees, only two off days remain between the Nationals and the season opener. Jordan Zimmermann starts for the Nationals while Andy Pettitte takes the mound for the Yankees. The Nationals field their full lineup.

The game is streaming live for free courtesy of MLB.com, and you can watch below once the game begins.

As always, discuss the game here (and in case you missed it, our complete 2013 season preview can be found here).