Technically most of us will not see Stephen Strasburg pitch his first start of Spring Training today, but the good news is the game will be live on the Nats radio network calling the action.
Yes, finally we have D.C. based broadcasters in the booth with Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler instead of relying on the Cardinals, Mets or Marlins broadcasters for sounds of the game.
Expect a pitch count for Strasburg up to 35 pitches today and up to two innings. Today’s lineup has a mix of starters and bench players in this game against the Houston Astros who will be the home team for this game in the shared complex known as The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
The Astros have Lance McCullers (RHP) starting for them in this game. There will be quite a few first-teamers in the Astros lineup including Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Michael Brantley, and Yuli Gurriel.
Houston Astros vs. Washington Nationals
Stadium: Ballpark of the Palm Beaches; West Palm Beach, Florida
1st Pitch: 6:05 pm EDT
Radio: Nationals Radio Network and the MLB app
Line-up subject to change (without notice):
- CF Victor Robles
- RF Andrew Stevenson
- 2B Josh Harrison
- 1B Josh Bell
- SS Luis Garcia
- C Yan Gomes
- DH Yadiel Hernandez
- 3B Carter Kieboom
- LF Yasmany Tomas
Stephen Strasburg RHP