Steve McCatty, left, and Gio Gonzalez talk earlier during spring training. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

The Cardinals might be trolling the Nationals. Today marks at least the third time since Game 5 of the 2012 NLDS that Adam Wainwright and Gio Gonzalez have met in a Grapefruit League game. The same matchup occurred five days ago.

The Nationals brought a solid lineup to Jupiter. Ryan Zimmerman, Denard Span and Adam LaRoche stayed back in Viera in order to take extra at-bats in a minor league game.


1. Anthony Rendon, 3B

2. Nate McLouth, CF

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Bryce Harper, LF

5. Ian Desmond, SS

6. Danny Espinosa, 2B

7. Jose Lobaton, C

8. Justin Bloxom, 1B

9. Gio Gonzalez, SP