For the third time this spring, the Nats played to a tie, playing the Marlins even for nine innings. Both teams got a run on six hits, but the Nats committed two errors.
Jordan Zimmermann pitched four shutout innings, but as described by Dave Nichols on Twitter: “JZ really wasn’t hitting his spots despite no runs, no walks in 4 IP. Threw lot of pitches, lots of fouls.” Zimmerman allowed five hits, and per MASN’s Dan Kolk, threw 72 pitches, 50 for strikes.
Rafael Martin surrendered the lone Marlin run with a big fly to Miami’s starting catcher John Buck. It was the only hit he gave up over two innings, as he walked none and struck out three.
Bryce Harper got his first extra-base hit of the spring with a opposite-field double in the bottom of fourth, finishing the game with 1-for-3 while playing CF once again.
Steve Lombardozzi came off the bench and went 0-for-1, collecting two assists and combining with Andres Blanco on key double play to end the top of the 9th inning.
Tyler Moore pinch-hit for Mark DeRosa and flew out to centerfield.
Jhonatan Solano went 0-for-1 while catching the last three innings. No baserunner attempted to steal against him.
The Nats play host to the Tigers tomorrow, with Edwin Jackson taking the hill for Washington and Doug Fister doing the same for Detroit. The game will be broadcast on Nationals radio and can be heard on 106.7 FM.