Washington Nationals at New York Mets: Grapefruit League GameThread

Erick Fedde was set to go up in opposition to the New York Mets once more tonight, on the highway in Port St. Lucie, FL’s Clover Park, the place the 2 golf equipment meet up once more in Grapefruit League motion at 6:10 PM ET, however when the Washington Nationals’ lineup for tonight’s sport was launched earlier this afternoon, Josh Rogers was listed because the starter for the visiting membership.

It didn’t take lengthy for info on the substitution to come back out by way of Twitter from Florida:

Fedde, 29, is in camp competing for a spot within the Nationals’ rotation, or at the least on the 28-man Opening Day roster.

In a follow-up tweet, MASN’s Mark Zuckerman too reported the staff will not be too involved about Fedde proper now, however are ready on the outcomes of an MRI earlier than they make any sort of determination on what’s subsequent for his or her 2014 1st Spherical choose.

One other setback amongst their starters could be a troublesome blow for the membership, with Joe Ross out after surgical procedure to take away a bone spur from his proper elbow, and Stephen Strasburg nonetheless attempting to construct up slowly coming off season-ending surgical procedures in every of the final two seasons and a restricted quantity of exercise since he helped the staff win the World Sequence in 2019 and signed a 7-year/$245M free agent cope with the staff.

Fedde has tossed 4 23 scoreless in Grapefruit League motion this spring, strolling three and putting out three with opposing hitters placing up a .200 AVG in opposition to him early this 12 months.

Rogers, 27, will make his second begin of the spring tonight, after he gave up two hits and a run (on a house run) in his 2022 debut.

As famous above, Rogers was pitching on the identical schedule, so it’s not an enormous change for the left-hander, who joined the group final summer time, and made a robust impression down the stretch, after scuffling with accidents and present process Tommy John surgical procedure whereas a part of the Baltimore Orioles’ group from 2018-21.

Tonight’s sport is out there by way of MLB.television (and the Mets’ community, SNY) when you’re . And right here’s the Nationals’ lineup:


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