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Nationals manager Davey Johnson confirmed Monday what was assumed since Chien-Ming Wang tumbled over first base 11 days ago and strained his left hamstring: John Lannan is his No. 5 starter.
As the Washington Nationals packed up their belongings inside the visitors' clubhouse at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday afternoon, they had 175 miles ahead of them. A three-hour stretch of highway between them and the end of a grueling three-day spring road swing that finished off a 0-10-1 stretch in their last 11 games.
At home this winter in Michigan, Washington Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty watched as his staff grew and improved. The Nationals added Gio Gonzalez and Edwin Jackson, and infused the No. 5 spot in the rotation with competition among three candidates who once appeared locks. "As good" a staff, Nationals manager Davey Johnson said, "as any I've had, in my estimation."
With Jordan Zimmermann's four scoreless innings Saturday afternoon, the Washington Nationals completed their third full turn through their starting rotation this spring.
Washington Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty will tell you that he's nervous when any of his pitchers are on the mound. The thin line that separates a healthy pitcher from one with a serious injury is the tightrope they walk night in and night out.
Wind gusts blowing out around 18 mph greeted Jordan Zimmermann as he climbed the mound Wednesday for his first start of spring training. One hundred ninety-one days had passed since the Washington Nationals right-hander pitched in a game situation, as an innings limit left him in a spectator's role for the last month of the 2011 season.
Sun baked Osceola County Stadium on Saturday, from Cub Scouts in orange bandannas to middle-aged men clutching binders of baseball cards and jostling for autographs along the first-base line to fans in Houston Astros jerseys belting out "Deep in the Heart of Texas."
As Edwin Jackson threw his first bullpen session of the season Wednesday, Washington Nationals' pitching coach Steve McCatty watched him closely. Alerted by McCatty, manager Davey Johnson made his way toward catcher Wilson Ramos as one of Jackson's pitches hummed past.
If there was ever a winter to truly be had in the mid-Atlantic this offseason, it'll come to an end Sunday for Washington Nationals fans when the team's pitchers and catchers report to Viera, Fla.