Ross Detwiler (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Ross Detwiler makes his third start of the spring as he hopes to retain the fifth starter’s spot in the rotation. Rafael Soriano is expected to follow right after him. Daisuke Matsuzaka starts for the New York Mets.

Nationals lineup:

1. Denard Span, CF

2. Jeff Kobernus, 2B

3. Bryce Harper, LF

4. Wilson Ramos, C

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Zach Walters, 3B

7. Tyler Moore, DH

8. Danny Espinosa, SS

9. Brian Goodwin, RF

— Ross Detwiler, SP

Pitching order: Ross Detwiler, Rafael Soriano, Tyler Clippard, Christian Garcia and Manny Delcarmen.