Preview: Nationals vs. Astros


Mar 2, 2014; Melbourne, FL, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher

Doug Fister

(58) pitches in the first inning as the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 10-3 in a spring training exhibition game at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit:

David Manning


The Washington Nationals will be back at Space Coast Stadium this afternoon to take on the Houston Astros.

Doug Fister will make his second appearance of the spring for the Nationals, after throwing two innings of one-run ball in the teams’ 10-3 win over the Marlins last Sunday.  Fister gave up one hit while striking out two and walking one, throwing 19 of his 30 pitches for strikes.

Left-hander Brett Oberholtzer will get the start for the Astros in the first of five matchups between these two clubs this spring.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. EST and the game will not air on TV.

Here are the lineups for today’s game:


Span CF

Desmond SS

Harper RF

Zimmerman 3B

LaRoche 1B

Ramos C

Moore DH

Carroll 2B

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