Originally posted on The Nats Blog old  |  Last updated 3/18/13
The Washington Nationals lost to the Detroit Tigers, 5-1, on Monday, but the two teams’ third face-off of Spring Training wasn’t without its highlights. The Good Jordan Zimmerman was lights-out against Tigers hitters. He allowed a leadoff hit in the top of the first inning, but retired all 18 of the following batters he faced. He cruised through six innings, throwing only 67 pitches, often getting all three outs before the Tigers’ pitcher, Max Scherzer, even had time to get comfortable in the dugout. The offensive highlight of the game was Adam LaRoche, who was responsible for the Nats’ sole run of the game. LaRoche hit an opposite field home run in the fourth inning, despite the wind gusting over the outfield. The Bad Rafael Soriano relieved Zimmermann in the seventh inning, and quickly took the shine off his gem of an outing. Soriano allowed four runs on five hits and a walk, and managed to get only two outs before Fernando Abad came in to close out the inning. Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post tweeted that it appeared Soriano was still working on building arm strength, as his average pitch velocity stayed between 88 and 91 mph. The Encouraging Wilson Ramos caught seven innings, the most he has caught since his ACL/meniscus injury on May 12 of last season, as he continues his progression to full health. In addition to his progress behind the plate, Ramos also did well in the batter’s box, going 3-for-3 and accounting for nearly a third of the Nationals hits on the day.
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