Miami struck for three in the 1st and never looked back as they kept Washington winless in 2021 spring training with an 8-5 decision.
Erick Fedde made his second appearance and retired just three of seven batters in his lone inning of work, giving up the aforementioned three runs on a double, walk, and a homer. He would give up four hits total and was charged with the loss.
Tres Barrera was the sole watchlist player to get the starting nod and caught the first six innings. He went 1-for-3 on offense and failed to throw out the lone baserunner who attempted to steal for the Marlins.
Here’s how the rest of the watchlisters and notable minor-leaguers fared coming off the bench:
- Cody Wilson pinch-ran for Victor Robles in the 5th and took over CF but was hitless again with an 0-3 mark and a strikeout
- Yasel Antuna was the second SS and went 0-for-2 with a walk, a whiff, a run scored, and an error.
- Luis García subbed for Starlin Castro in the 6th and reached base twice with a single and a bases-loaded walk for an RBI
- Drew Mendoza took over 1B from Josh Bell and was 0-for-2 with a walk
- Ben Braymer pitched around a double and a walk in the 5th but put up a goose egg in his 1IP
- Joan Adon issued a leadoff walk to start the 6th and let it in with the “help” of a botched pickoff in his 1IP
- Tyler Dyson came on in the 8th and let in an unearned run in his 1IP on a single, walk, and Antuna’s error
- Gabe Klobotsits bounced back from his 9th inning implosion in the ST opener with a 1-2-3 ninth, including a K and two groundouts
Kyle Finnegan is the first of the pitching conga line this afternoon in Port St. Lucie as the Nats take on the Mets. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.