The Marlins will be playing once again in Jupiter. Woo Hoo! Road games suck! Today they are hosting the Nationals. All of the rest of the spring training games will be against either the Mets or the Cardinals.
Today's game is Josh Johnson's turn in the rotation, but he won't be making the start. Instead he will be pitching on the back fields in a minor league contest. Apparently the Marlins don't want him facing the Nationals since he is scheduled to pitch against them on April 7. It will be interesting how the Marlins handle the pitching in the two remaining spring training games against the Mets. As you know, the Marlins open the season with a series against the Mets.
Adalberto Mendez gets the start for the Marlins.
The Nationals are trotting out lefty Ross Detwiler.
Game time is 1:05 pm.
Chris Coghlan will be starting in center again today. That is encouraging news.