Gio Gonzalez Makes 2013 Debut Against Marlins at 7 PM EST


Oct 12, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez (47) throws during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game five of the 2012 NLDS at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s a look at tonight’s lineup as Gio Gonzalez makes his 2013 debut.

Bryce Harper stays in the 3-spot as he looks to build on his phenomenal Opening Day performance, and the rest of the offense looks to get going. Nationals bats combined for just three hits outside of Harper’s two home runs, and while having Harper and his hitting capabilities in the lineup is a huge asset to the Nationals, others will need to produce if the Nats want to repeat as NL East Champions this year. It’s Game 2, and certainly not time to panic. But, we’ll see if the bats are ready now after getting through their Opening Day jitters.