Washington Nationals “at” Houston Astros: Grapefruit League GameThread


Davey Martinez shared his plan on Monday to have Josiah Grey, who’s scheduled to throw in the present day, work in a minor league recreation whereas a parade of relievers get their work in on the foremost league aspect, with the Washington Nationals taking up the Houston Astros of their shared spring dwelling this afternoon.

Washington, as famous by MASN’s Mark Zuckerman on Twitter, is anticipated to ship Carl Edwards, Jr., Tanner Rainey, Kyle Finnegan, Andres Machado, Sam Clay, and extra out to the mound to get their work in on this abbreviated ramp-up to the 2022 common season.

Martinez talked within the first week of Spring Coaching about finding out his bullpen in West Palm Seaside and determining how he’ll assign roles given the brand new guidelines NL groups will probably be taking part in below this yr.

“Proper now I’m targeted on who’s going to be in our bullpen,” he stated when requested about potential roles and who will fill them. “I imply, so, however yeah, it is going to be good to have roles for these guys as soon as they get going and we see who is definitely going to pitch within the bullpen for us. So, yeah, the excellent news is you don’t have to fret in regards to the pitcher’s spot. So if a man comes within the recreation and will get two hitters and he’s doing nicely and he’s an excellent matchup for the man main off the inning, we don’t have to fret about that pitcher’s spot developing and double-switching or something like that. That’s the place it is available in. And fairly truthfully, the opposite factor is, we’re getting a extremely good DH, in order that’s sort of good.”

That DH [ed. note“It’s Nelson Cruz. He’s talking about Nelson Cruz.”] is within the lineup in the present day for the matchup with the Astros within the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Seashores.

Cruz is 1 for 19 to start out the spring, however we all know to not put any actual weight on ST stats, proper? Proper? If not, Davey’s obtained you.

“For me, no person is aware of these guys higher than themselves,” Martinez stated, as quoted by MASN’s Zuckerman on Monday.

“I’m going again and I take a look at the historical past of what they’ve finished in numerous camps, stuff like that.

“Some guys do have dangerous spring trainings, they usually work on various things. So I’m not overly involved.”

See. Now take pleasure in in the present day’s recreation. You’ll be able to watch it on MLB.television or the MLB Community in D.C.

HERE’S THE NATIONALS’ LINEUP FOR TODAY’S GAME WITH THE ASTROS:



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