He’s going to — we’re going to try to get him to 30-35 pitches, two innings. And then we’ll go from there,” Martinez explained. He threw a live BP the other day, and, obviously, it’s in a controlled environment, but he threw 53 pitches.
Zim identifies moment the Nats turned their franchise around originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington The Nationals have spent the last nine years contending for the playoffs, fielding teams with World Series aspirations and regularly sending slews of players to the All-Star Game. However, it hasn’t always been this way. During its early years in the District, Washington was one of the worst franchises in the sport.
Now with a couple of new toys on his roster, it’s over to manager Dave Martinez to figure out how he’s going to construct his starting lineup on a regular basis. We may well have gotten a sneak peek at how the skipper would ideally like his lineup to look on Wednesday as the Nationals played the Miami Marlins in their third Spring Training game.