#Nats host #Astros in Viera as Gio G. starts

Gio Gonzalez was excused from camp for a few days as his fiancée Léa gave birth to their first child, a son, named Enzo which is a name shared with the great Enzo Ferrari. Well wishes to the Gonzalez family. One special note about Gio’s fiancée Léa is that she was very excited about the Maryland Terps basketball win last night as she is an alumna of the University of Maryland where she received her degree in economics. Gio was also happy that his favorite team, University of Miami, also advanced in the NCAA tournament.

Gio will return to the mound for a 1:05pm game vs. Scott Feldman of the Astros.

Dusty Baker has penciled in a line-up that will feature Michael A. Taylor in the lead-off and Stephen Drew at shortstop along with den Dekker and Clint Robinson.

Matt den Dekker is the player who must step up and impress Dusty Baker as he has struggled this Spring.

Here is Dusty Baker’s starting line-up for your Washington Nationals:

  1. Michael A. Taylor CF
  2. Anthony Rendon 3B
  3. Bryce Harper RF
  4. Ryan Zimmerman DH
  5. Daniel Murphy 2B
  6. Wilson Ramos C
  7. Clint Robinson 1B
  8. Matt den Dekker LF
  9. Stephen Drew SS

Gio Gonzalez LHP

Of special note is that the winds have returned to Viera. Accu-Weather says 53°F  and sunny and heading to a high of 64°F. Winds NNW at 22mph with gusts above 30mph.

This game will be on the radio with Charlie and Dave on the WJFK sister station 1580AM.

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