A three-run double erased an early 2-0 lead in the 5th as the Cards handed the Nats their third loss in four spring training games, 7-3.
Erick Fedde, one of 17 or so candidates for Washington’s #4 or #5 spot in the rotation, got the start and tossed two scoreless innings. He gave up two singles, a walk, and hit a batter while facing nine batters.
Following scoreless innings by Sean Doolittle and Carl Edwards Jr., Francisco Perez gave up the aforementioned three runs on three hits and two walks for the blown save. The 24-y.o. southpaw retired just two of seven batters faced.
Austin Voth was charged with the loss on a single, two wild pitches, and a sacrifice fly in the 7th.
Joining Perez on the watchlist, um, watch list:
- Donovan Casey followed Gerardo Parra in RF and went 0-for-1
- Nick Banks was the second RF with a defensive inning in the 9th
- Jackson Cluff subbed for Lucius Fox at SS and went 0-for-1
- Yasel Antuna replaced Yadiel Hernandez in LF and stuck out in his only AB
- RHP Gerardo Carrillo started the 9th and was knocked around for two runs on two hits while retiring one of five batters faced
- RHP Mason Thompson let in one of two inherited runners while finishing the 9th with one whiff
Today is one of three off days during 2022 Spring Training.
Tomorrow, the Nats will travel to Jupiter, FL to face the Marlins for an afternoon game, which can be heard on MLB Audio with both teams broadcasting. Patrick Corbin is expected to start for Washington while Miami has yet to name a starter.