Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa said he was fine after getting hit in the helmet with a pitch from Ricky Nolasco in the first inning Sunday.
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Zimmermann was impressive and efficient in five innings on Sunday against the Marlins, allowing three hits and walking one in a shutout performance that helped stake the Nationals to a 5-0 lead in an eventual 5-1 victory.
The Nationals are minutes away from the first pitch against the Marlins and right-hander Jordan Zimmermann will make his third start of the spring -- here are a few things to watch for and some morning notes.
The Nationals came into this spring knowing that the outfield competition, save for Jayson Werth's right field spot, was wide open. Michael Morse is making the decision in left field easier each and every time he steps to the plate.
Bryce Harper was optioned to Single-A Hagerstown following Saturday's game, along with left-handed pitcher Atahualpa Severino, optioned to Triple-A Syracuse, while right-handed pitchers Ryan Mattheus and Tim Wood were sent to minor league camp.
I realize this isn't breaking news, but the Nationals spring training broadcast schedule hasn't been posted on this blog yet and I've gotten a few questions about it, especially with tonight's 6:05 p.m. game against the Astros being shown on MASN.
The Nationals made significant changes to their major league camp today with Adam Carr, Garrett Mock, Luis Atilano, J.D. Martin, Josh Wilkie, Carlos Maldonado, Jhonatan Solano, Michael Aubrey, Kevin Barker, Jonathan Van Every, and Jeff Fraizer all being jettisoned in the team's second round of cuts. They also released Cla Meredith.
Between the fanfare for his arrival and the new catchphrases he seems to throw into the baseball lexicon daily -- the latest that he's feeling "hitterish" -- Bryce Harper has been quite an attraction in Nationals camp this spring. The only question now is how much longer the Nationals are going to keep him with the major league club.
While you're awaiting the first pitch (though, as a reminder, the game is not on radio or TV today) I thought I would take a look at how some former Nationals are doing this spring
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