Washington Nationals (1-2) at Philadelphia Phillies (1-2)
PHI: Jerome Williams
WAS: Gio Gonzalez
A note for today: Gio Gonzalez will get the start for the Nationals, and that’s bad news for the Phillies. That is, if Gonzalez can return to form after a bumpy 2014 for the lefty, including some shoulder trouble. Ryan Howard will sit, and Darin Ruf will get the start instead. Howard has been abysmal at the plate so far, and Ruf has decent numbers against Gonzalez. Cody Asche and Carlos Ruiz will also get the night off, as Andres Blanco and Cameron Rupp will start in their places, respectively.
Lineup: Revere CF, Galvis SS, Utley 2B, Ruf 1B, Francoeur RF, Sizemore LF, Rupp C, Blanco 3B, Williams P