Tanner Roark's WBC outing... didn't go so well. Washington's right-hander gave up three hits, two walks and three earned runs in what ended up a 7-5 U.S. loss to the Dominican Republic.
Nationals' second baseman Daniel Murphy, who was 0 for 4 with two Ks in the United States' win on Friday night, remained on the bench on Saturday.
There was other Nats-related news last night too...
What's going on in West Palm Beach? That's what links are for...
Erick Fedde vs the Mets:
Erick Fedde tosses three scoreless innings in first start in Nationals uniform
"The Nationals' top pitching prospect hasn't allowed a run in seven innings this spring."
Baker enjoys his glimpse of Nats' future in 6-0 win
"While Fedde felt his two-seamer was the reason he was able to get six ground ball outs, Baker was pleased with the way he battled back after falling behind in the count..."
Nationals Erick Fedde throws 3 scoreless
"I'm really happy with the day, the result," said Fedde, who faced a fairly well-stacked lineup of Mets hitters. "There's still some things that I want to work on."
Baker says starting pitching depth will sort itself out
"Based on what he’s seen in a small sample size and his conversations with the 24-year-old, Baker thinks Fedde might be equal to the task."
Nationals' backstop updates:
At last, Nationals catcher Wieters ready for spring debut
"The newly acquired catcher is ready to make his first Grapefruit League appearance in a Washington uniform Sunday when the Nationals face the Houston Astros."
Heyman: Nationals Place Derek Norris On Waivers
"The Nats have been trying to trade Norris but have not been successful doing so."
Austin Voth continues to impress in Grapefruit League action...
Introducing Austin Voth, now on the doorstep of the Nationals’ rotation
"His last name is pronounced Voth like both. Not Voth like sloth."
WBC Update: Roark gets knocked around in brief outing
Andrew Miller, U.S. fall victim to Dominican rally at raucous World Baseball Classic
"Washington Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark gave up three runs in an unsteady, abbreviated outing of 1⅓ innings that included a solo homer by Manny Machado..."