Washington Nationals vs Detroit Tigers: Grapefruit League GameThread.

March 08, 2012; Melbourne, FL, USA; Washington Nationals pitcher Edwin Jackson (33) pitches to Houston Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez (70) during the spring training game at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE

Washington Nationals' right-hander Edwin Jackson has made two starts already this Spring. The 28-year-old, nine-year veteran has thrown six scoreless innings thus far, all against the Houston Astros, who've collected just three hits off Jackson, who's walked two and K'd three. Start no.3 for Jackson comes tonight live on MASN and MLB.tv, when he takes on the Detroit Tigers at the Nats' Spring home, Space Coast Stadium in sunny Viera, Florida. Though the Nats talked about tweaking Jackson's mechanics when they signed him to a 1-year/$11M dollar free agent deal this winter, and the chatter about him tipping pitches came up again at the start of his first Spring Training with Washington, Nationals' pitching coach Steve McCatty told reporters (including WTOP's Craig Heist) that after his last outing, "'You can quit writing about all his mechanics and all that BS. He was as good as it gets right there, everything about him.'" Jackson too told reporters that something simply clicked last time out after an uncomfortable start the first time he took the mound.

• Jackson's third start takes place at 6:05 pm EDT. Here's the lineup that will take the field behind him:

  1. Ian Desmond - SS
  2. Danny Espinosa - 2B
  3. Ryan Zimmerman - 3B (Word.)
  4. Michael Morse - DH
  5. Mark DeRosa - 1B
  6. Jayson Werth - RF
  7. Wilson Ramos - C
  8. Brett Carroll - CF
  9. Jason Michaels - LF
  10. Edwin Jackson - SP
• No Bryce Harper tonight, though he is reportedly in tomorrow's lineup. Who's Watching The Nationals?
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