JUPITER, Fla. — Check out today’s starting lineup. You may not recognize a couple of the names. So, allow me to introduce you to Jose Lozada, a 28-year-old third baseman who hit .204 last season at Class AA Harrisburg. And allow me to introduce you to Caleb Ramsey, a 25-year-old outfielder who hit .290 last season at Class A Potomac. Good luck, guys. You get to face Adam Wainwright today.
Gio Gonzalez gets the start for the Nationals, looking to continue the dominant run by this rotation’s top three starters. He’s slated to go five innings today, and he’ll be facing most of the Cardinals big boys.
We’ll also get a look at two of the surprise candidates for the final spot in the Nationals’ bullpen, Aaron Barrett and Blake Treinin, who are each scheduled to pitch in relief.