The Nationals aren't the only NL East team dealing with injuries. The Mets may have to start the season without their All-Star second baseman.
A twisted ankle will prevent Stephen Strasburg from making his scheduled start, so A.J. Cole will now face the Tigers in Lakeland. Join the live game thread on Nats Insider!
The Nationals picked up wins in both of Saturday's split-squad games -- against the Marlins and the Braves. Things got chippy between pitchers in the first.