The Nats will have a game under the lights at 6:05 at Champion Stadium in Disney World against the Braves. Tanner Roark will start against former Yankee top prospect Manny Banuelos.
The Nats will send a travel roster featuring a travel roster that includes the hottest hitter perhaps in the Grapefruit League, Scott Sizemore, who could easily have a few more Home Runs if not for that left field jet stream that has been blowing with some strong gusts into leftfield.
Here is a video of Sizemore courtesy of Luis Albisu who has been providing us with some spectacular photos and videos.
Virginia native Scott Sizemore homers in spring training opener https://t.co/7ZwEML78Vj #sports pic.twitter.com/EtLNJJoVyD
— Nicole Johnson (@BestNBAbabe) March 3, 2016
It looks like Brendan Ryan’s injury wasn’t serious and he is back in the line-up. Waiting on word about Michael Brady’s leg that took a batted baseball off of his leg yesterday. Here’s the starting line-up:
- Trea Turner SS
- Michael A. Taylor CF
- Stephen Drew 2B
- Clint Robinson 1B
- Chris Heisey RF
- Matt den Dekker LF
- Brendan Ryan 3B
- Jose Lobaton C
- Tony Campana DH
Tanner Roark RHP
Meanwhile, the Braves will be without Freddie Freeman who is nursing a sore right hand near his wrist that he says felt better today. The Braves made many cuts including some veterans including Kendrick and Volstad.
Kendrick and Volstad were released. Below is a list of the others sent to the Minor League side today. #Braves https://t.co/JH0dat3w30
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) March 12, 2016
1st pitch to Trea Turner!