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Split squad Nationals-Braves, Nationals-Cardinals lineups and discussion thread: Spring Game 9

Ross Detwiler. Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports)

The Nationals play their first split squad game of the spring. Manager Matt Williams will stay back in Viera to manager the home team and because he wanted to watch Taylor Jordan throw again. Bench coach Randy Knorr took the away squad to Jupiter and will manage them against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The home game is live on 106.7 FM.

Nationals lineup (home):

1. Denard Span, CF

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Bryce Harper, LF

4. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Danny Espinosa, 2B

7. Jose Lobaton, C

8. Eury Perez, RF

9. Chris Snyder, DH

— Ross Detwiler, SP

Pitching order: Ross Detwiler, Taylor Jordan, Tyler Clippard, Xavier Cedeno, Manny Delcarmen and Josh Roenicke


Nationals lineup (away):

1. Anthony Rendon, 2B

2. Jamey Carroll, SS

3. Nate McLouth, CF

4. Scott Hairston, LF

5. Tyler Moore, 1B

6. Will Rhymes, 3B

7. Brock Peterson, DH

8. Sandy Leon, C

9. Steven Souza, RF

— Chris Young, SP

Pitching order: Chris Young, A.J. Cole, Clay Hensley, Aaron Barrett, Daniel Stange, Danny Rosenbaum and Gabriel Alfaro.

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010, wrote about high school sports across the region for two years and has covered the Nationals since the middle of the 2012 season.
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