Updated 11:10AM: Bronson Arroyo was scratched from this start with shoulder soreness and will be replaced by Blake Treinen. This puts a big halt to Arroyo’s efforts to become the Nats 5th starter.
The bus is on it’s way to Jupiter Florida for a matchup with the Miami Marlins and Dusty once again is taking a roster close to his Opening Day line-up with the exception of Trea Turner starting at 2nd base in place of Daniel Murphy who played yesterday and Michael Taylor in the outfield replacing Jayson Werth who also played yesterday.
Bronson Arroyo, RHP, gets the start against the Marlins and he is expected to go 4 innings. Ryan Zimmerman gets the start at 1st base for his first official Spring Training start in the field.
Here is your line-up:
- Ben Revere LF
- Michael A. Taylor CF
- Bryce Harper RF
- Ryan Zimmerman 1B
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Danny Espinosa SS
- Wilson Ramos C
- Trea Turner 2B
- Jhonatan Solano
CDH Bronson Arroyo RHP Blake Treinen RHP
The Nats will face off against LHP Wei Yin Chen who was the Marlins biggest acquisition of the off-season as this Scott Boras client signed a multi-year deal on January 19, 2016 with the Marlins that includes 2 guaranteed years and 3 player options to make it a player controlled 5 year deal with a 6th year vesting option.
This game is on Marlins radio WINZ and can be heard on the MLB Radio App.
Bryce Harper said of Bonds, “That’s the best hitter I’ve ever seen in my life” and given that Bryce was born in the 90’s, his choices were Bonds or Gwynn most likely. Again, an astute statement from Harp as it is hard to debate otherwise.
Trea Turner singles and gets to 2nd after Solano singles.
Michael A. Taylor smacks the 3 run HR
Bryce Harper singles in the 1st inning.
Espi snaps the 0-18