Nationals Spring Training 2012: Stephen Strasburg Takes The Hill In Viera

The Washington Nationals take the field again today against the Houston Astros, a day after dropping their Grapefruit League Opener 3-1 to Houston. Stephen Strasburg takes the hill for Washington, and will likely throw 40 to 45 pitches in his spring debut. Jayson Werth gets the start in center field on Sunday. Today's complete starting lineup, via Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider:

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SS Ian Desmond
2B Danny Espinosa
3B Ryan Zimmerman
DH Michael Morse
CF Jayson Werth
1B Mark DeRosa
C Wilson Ramos
LF Jason Michaels
RF Brett Carroll
(P Stephen Strasburg)

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM from Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida. The game can be seen live on MASN, and will also replay at 4:00 PM on MLB Network. It can also be heard on local sports talk station WJFK (106.7 FM).

We'll have much more on Spring Training here at SB Nation DC in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out SB Nation's Nationals blog, Federal Baseball, for more news and notes. And don't forget to visit Baseball Nation, the MLB hub of SB Nation for information from around the league.

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