The Washington Times - February 23, 2013, 09:31AM

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — It’s a beautiful sunny day here in Port St. Lucie where the Washington Nationals will play their first game since Game 5 of the 2012 National League Division Series and open their Grapefruit League slate.

The Nationals brought a handful of regulars down to face the Mets. You also might’ve heard of the guy they’ll be putting on the mound: Stephen Strasburg.


The Mets are out taking infield practice right now at Tradition Field and the Nationals are scheduled to hold batting practice in the next hour.

Here are the full lineups for the Nationals and the Mets as they open spring training:


Denard Span CF
Steve Lombardozzi 2B
Bryce Harper LF
Tyler Moore RF
Chad Tracy 3B
Ian Desmond SS
Chris Marrero 1B
Chris Snyder C
Micah Owings DH
Stephen Strasburg P


Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF
Ruben Tejada SS
David Wright 3B
Ike Davis 1B
Marlon Byrd RF
Lucas Duda LF
John Buck C
Justin Turner 2B
Jordany Valdespin DH
Shaun Marcum P