I come to you today from Digital Domain Park, the spring training domicile of the New York Metropolitans. It bears the name of James Cameron’s animation company. Everyone involved with the Nats is hoping this game goes in fast motion as compared to yesterday’s Homeric 3 hour, 30 minute bullpen-exploder. For in-game updates, follow us on Twitter @ChiefsRadio. Some pregame notes for you:
-Jordan Zimmermann’s on the mound for the Nats today. We saw the ’07 first-round pick last year (and in ’09 for that matter). He’s making his second start of the spring for the Nats. He didn’t allow a run in three innings in his first start five days ago (against the Cardinals).
-Chris Marrero’s batting eighth. He’s just 22, but it feels like he’s been in the system for a decade. He’s 4-for-7 this spring and a good candidate, it seems, to be in Syracuse this season. Last I saw Marrero, he was learning right field under Randy Knorr at Potomac. He’s playing first today….where he, for my eyes, is a safer bet.
-The outfield of intrigue. Left to right today, Jim Riggleman’s got Michael Morse, Rick Ankiel and Jeff Frazier. Nyjer Morgan’s DHing. Roger Bernadina’s got the day off. Morgan’s 1-for-16 this spring….we’ll see if anything stands out today.
-The Nats are 2-0 against the Mets this year. This New York team is half of what it normally is….the Mets have a split squad today with the other group in Kissimmee to face the Astros.
-’10 Bisons Daniel Murphy, Nick Evans, Justin Turner, Kirk Nieuwenheis and Mike Nickeas are in the lineup for the Mets today….consecutively from 4 to 8.