Jon Niese will now start today’s home game against the Marlins.
As such, Oliver Perez will start tomorrow instead of today.
Niese had been scheduled to pitch in a split-squad game in Viera, but it was rained out.
Original Post at 10:26 am:
The Nationals have cancelled today’s game with the Mets in Viera due to rain.
So far, the Mets are still scheduled to play the Marlins in the second part of a split-squad game, though it has been raining on and off in Port St. Lucie.
The lineup for the game against the Marlins will be:
- LF Angel Pagan
- SS Alex Cora
- 3B David Wright
- 1B Daniel Murphy
- RF Jeff Francoeur
- CF Gary Matthews
- C Henry Blanco
- 2B Ruben Tejada
- SP Oliver Perez