After a quick beer shower celebration yesterday, Dave Martinez admitted that it might take him a while to fall asleep after securing his first win as manager. Davey now has a managerial page on Baseball-Reference.com. Today, Martinez has changed up his line-up already with Matt Adams starting in place of Ryan Zimmerman and Brian Goodwin in place of Michael Taylor against the right-handed Luis Castillo. The Nationals turn to their own righty Stephen Strasburg for this second game of the season in Cincinnati.
We should find out the thoughts behind today’s line-up in the pre-game presser, and hopefully there is nothing wrong with Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Taylor. This line-up will feature 5 batters hitting left-handed against this Reds’ starter.
Based on what we saw in the post-game report, it was confirmed that only Dan Kolko interviewed Dave Martinez. It could have been caused by the delay after the beer shower celebration.
Dave Martinez didn’t meet with reporters right after his first game as Nationals manager. He was “a little messy.” https://t.co/cy33gvsO9k
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) March 31, 2018
Washington Nationals vs. Cincinnati Reds
Stadium: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, Ohio
1st Pitch: 2:10 pm EDT
TV: MASN; MLB App out-of-market
Nats Radio: 106.7 The Fan and via the MLB app
Line-ups subject to change without notice:
- Adam Eaton LF
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Bryce Harper RF
- Matt Adams 1B
- Howie Kendrick 2B
- Trea Turner SS
- Brian Goodwin CF
- Matt Wieters C
- Stephen Strasburg RHP