Lest we forget that there’s baseball being played here today, here’s the update through six innings from Space Coast Stadium:
Scott Olsen threw two scoreless innings in his first start of the season, though he had at least one would-be homer knocked down by the wind. Olsen said the game plan was just to throw fastballs and changeups — and even at that, he only threw one changeup.
“(Wil Nieves and I) just strictly wanted to work on fastball command today,” Olsen said. “We’ll mix in some more changeups next time. We only threw one today. I don’t know what my ball-strike ratio was, but that’s something I’m actually concerned with in spring training.”
Olsen also got some help from Elijah Dukes, who threw out Scott Moore at home plate in the second inning. The Nationals currently trail 6-1 after six innings, their only run coming on a wind-aided Nick Johnson home run to center field.