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Washington Nationals Grapefruit League GameThread(s): Nats vs Braves vs Marlins

The Washington Nationals play two this afternoon. It's split-squad action from Viera and Lake Buena Vista, Florida with the Nats taking on the Miami Marlins at home in Space Coast Stadium and the Atlanta Braves on the road in Champion Stadium.

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The Washington Nationals are going to be in two places at once this afternoon as they take on the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves in split-squad Grapefruit League action.

In Viera, Florida's Space Coast Stadium, Jordan Zimmermann and Henderson Alvarez go head-to-head while Taylor Jordan and Chien-Ming Wang battle it out in Lake Buena Vista, Florida's Champion Stadium.

Both games start at 1:05 PM EDT and both are available via's Gameday Audio. Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler will be calling the action from Viera on 1580 AM WJFK. You'll be stuck with the Braves' feed if you want to follow that one, which is apparently available on

Here are the lineups for each of today's games:

In the game we'll be following, Jordan Zimmermann makes his fourth start of the Spring.

In his previous three outings, the right-hander has allowed six hits, two walks and two runs, one earned in 8 ⅔ IP over which he's recorded seven Ks while holding opposing hitters to a combined .200 BAA.

Nationals' skipper Matt Williams told reporters, including's Chris Johnson, after that outing that he was happy with what he saw from the 28-year-old starter, who managed to avoid a serious scare on a liner back to the mound that bounced off his glove when it was headed for his shoulder/head.

"'I thought he threw really well,'" Williams said. "'Got his innings in, got his ups in, pounds the zone like he always does.'"

Zimmermann threw a total of 61 pitches last time out and should be somewhere in the 75-pitch, five-inning range this afternoon.

As noted above, both Nationals games are available on the radio today, on 1580 AM WJFK in D.C. and on's Gameday Audio and the Nats/Braves matchup is on

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