Stephen Strasburg. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

Stephen Strasburg makes his first start of the spring and is expected to throw two innings. Taylor Jordan, making his second appearance of the spring, is slated to follow Strasburg, and Drew Storen is scheduled to appear for the first time. Bryce Harper returns to the lineup after battling the flu. Right-hander Kris Medlen starts for the Braves.

Nationals lineup:

1. Nate McLouth, RF

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Bryce Harper, LF

4. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Wilson Ramos, C

7. Anthony Rendon, 2B

8. Danny Espinosa, DH

9. Brian Goodwin, CF

— Stephen Strasburg, SP

Pitching order: Stephen Strasburg, Taylor Jordan, Drew Storen, Clay Hensley, Luis Ayala, A.J. Cole and Josh Roenicke.

 

Braves lineup:

1. Jason Heyward, RF

2. B.J. Upton, CF

3. Freddie Freeman, 1B

4. Evan Gattis, C

5. Justin Upton, DH

6. Chris Johnson, 3B

7. Dan Uggla, 2B

8. Andrelton Simmons, SS

9. Jordan Schafer

— Kris Medlen, SP