It’s the battle of World Series favorite versus the subject of some of baseball’s funniest jokes: Opening Day 2013 at Nationals Park.

Here is Miami’s starting nine:

1) Juan Pierre, LF

2) Chris Coghlan, CF

3) Giancarlo Stanton, RFMarlins-Nats opening day 2013

4) Placido Polanco, 3B

5) Rob Brantly, C

6) Donovan Solano, 2B

7) Casey Kotchman, IB

8) Adeiny Hechavarria, SS

9) Ricky Nolasco, P

And here is Washington’s lineup, with NO easy outs in the batting order:

1) Denard Span, CF

2) Jayson Werth, RF

3) Bryce Harper, LF

4) Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

5) Adam LaRoche, 1B

6) Ian Desmond, SS

7) Danny Espinosa, 2B

8) Wilson Ramos, C

9) Stephen Strasburg, P

Worth noting:

Both the Marlins and Nationals have all their outfielders as the top three batters in their orders.

There is no easy out in the Nationals’ order, as even pitcher Stephen Strasburg can hit–he was the NL Silver Slugger for pitchers last season.

The game has begun, and Juan Pierre started the season off the right way by drilling the second pitch of the game into center field, breaking up the no-hitter in the process.

 

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