After botching a suicide squeeze with one out, Emilio Bonifácio delivered the game-winning run with a two-out single to end a five-game winless streak with a 3-2 Washington win over Miami yesterday afternoon.
As predicted, Joe Ross got the start and cruised through three scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two. Daniel Hudson blew the save with two runs on three hits in his spring debut.
The quintet of Wander Suero, Javy Guerra, Fernando Abad, J.B. Shuck, and Kevin Quackenbush each put up a goose egg to close out the game for five innings of no-hit relief. Quackenbush earned the coveted ST “W.”
Taylor Gushue and Yadiel Hernandez started the game at catcher and in left field, respectively. Gushue went 0-for-2 with a strikeout while Hernandez went 0-for-3 with an RBI.
Other notable minor-leaguers to appear in the game were:
- Tres Barrera subbed for Gushue and was 0-for-1
- Drew Ward didn’t strike out as the game’s second 3B and got a base-on-balls
- Jake Noll pinch-hit for Juan Soto and also drew walk in his only PA
- Cody Wilson doubled after taking over CF duties from Michael Taylor
- He took third on a sacrifice and was thrown out on the aforementioned squeeze play
- Luis Garcia followed Wilmer Difo at SS and singled to lead off the 7th
This afternoon the Nats host the Orioles in West Palm Beach. Max Scherzer is expected to start. The game can be heard on MLB Audio (away feed).