The Washington Nationals are proving that their offense can carry them on the rare occasions when a member of their star-studded pitching rotation has an off night.
Gio Gonzalez threw six crisp innings to lead the Washington Nationals to a 5-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
Doug Fister pitched 3 2-3 scoreless innings in only his second spring training start and Danny Espinosa hit two home runs, his second a game-ending shot that lifted the Washington Nationals to a 6-5 win over a Miami Marlins’ split-squad Saturday.
Anthony Rendon has settled in at second base for the Nationals. But his job isn’t safe yet.
Giancarlo Stanton rattled Nationals Park like few, if any, who have been here before, nailing a fastball that might still be rolling among the city’s tourist attractions had it not clanged loudly off the facade of the middle deck in foul territory.
Drew Storen’s first chance to put last season’s playoff flop behind him didn’t go so well Sunday.