The drama is dwindling, but the Nats are now winning, edging the Cardinals 3-2 last night in Viera.
Tom Gorzelanny fell victim yet again to the longball with a two-run shot in the top of the fourth inning after a one-out walk, but turned in a quality start with six innings pitched, four hits allowed, and five strikeouts. His next start will be during the regular season.
Wilson Ramos got the start behind the plate and was instrumental in the Nats second run with a two-out double to left in the sixth. He went 3-for-4 while batting fifth behind Ryan Zimmerman.
Some quick hits, because the prospect angles are almost gone…
…Yunesky Maya was optioned to Syracuse yesterday and Ross Detwiler is almost certain to follow.
…MLB.com’s Bill Ladson is reporting that Brian Broderick will make the 25-man roster.
…Boomer Whiting laid down a perfect sacrifice (batting lefthanded) to set up the game-winning run in the seventh.
With the win, the Nats are 14-12 in Spring Training and return to Kissimmee to face the Astros, a game which will be broadcast on 106.7 WJFK.