Mar 112012
 

Let’s hope this doesn’t start up again.

The Nats were rained out after four full innings were played in Jupiter, FL. Gio Gonzalez threw four scoreless innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out two. The unofficial pitch count was 51 pitches, per Craig Heist on Twitter.

Both prospects that got the start — Eury Perez and Anthony Rendon — were 0-for-2. Perez led off and played CF while Rendon batted eighth and played 3B. Both players handled their lone defensive chance cleanly.

The two teams are set to meet again tomorrow in Viera, with the Cardinals sending a split squad, but there will be no broadcast.

  9 Responses to “Nats Rained Out After Four Innings”

  1. Sorry for a (probably) stupid question, but will there be minor league spring training games? I’m enjoying your thoughts on the major league team, but I understand that all good things must come to an end..

    • Unfortunately, I have to rely on the mainstream media for spring training coverage until I can get the time/budget for a trip to Viera. There are “B” games, but the only time they get any play is if/when there’s a major-leaguer involved.

  2. Luke — do you know what time the B games are played when held the same day as home major league ST games are being played? And am I right to assume that these B games are really ‘intra-squad’ scrimmages and not against other clubs?

    I’ll be in Viera soon to catch 2 home games for the major leaguers and am wondering if I could somehow do a ‘double-header’ and catch the B game before or after watching the major leaguers.

    • At Carl Barger complex you’ll find the minor leaguers either doing drills or playing. They generally have a game going in the morning, sometimes with MLers getting extra ABs. Go over around 10am to catch some action. It’s great cuz you’ll never get as close to the players as you do here. The Barger complex is just before you get to the main stadium parking.

      • Thanks much VladiH. I’ve not been to any ST before, so I’ll just plan on arriving early and nosing around the CB complex before heading over to SpaceCoast Stadium.

        Also getting a chance to see a few games in AZ next week. Looking forward to seeing how Cole, Peacock, Norris and Milone are getting along. Also hoping that their newest teammate (some guy named Cespedes) is playing when I catch their game. ;-)

        • I’m very jealous – last time I went was 2007, for Marrero’s 1st camp and I think (not) Smiley (got picture of wife with both, “supposed” teen-age millionaires!) We saw all the guys I had been following on Nats Farm Authority – Desmond, Balester, Glenn Gibson, Steve King – Dmitri was getting extra ABs, every time Mike Daniel was on base coaches yelled “Good runner!” Emiliano Fruto playing with his young son. It was so much better than watching the ST regular game.

          You’re as close to the players as you are at your kids Little League game.

    • I believe they’re played at 1 p.m. in the fields adjacent to Space Coast. It’s my understanding that the intra-squad scrimmages happen throughout ST, and those are played in the mornings.

  3. Typically in MiLB ST AAA and AA travel together. So that’s basically all the MiLB ST schedule. So when AAA/AA is on the road A/A+ is home and vice versa. Always playing the same opponents.

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