With Stephen Strasburg held back in Viera, prospect A.J. Cole gets the start against the Mets in Port St. Lucie. Join the live game thread on Nats Insider!
No team in the NL has an easier April schedule than the Nationals, who could stand to benefit greatly from lesser competition to begin 2015.
Jordan Zimmermann struck out four while pitching into the third inning and Ryan Zimmerman doubled twice as the Washington Nationals beat the Detroit Tigers 9-2 Wednesday.
One of the biggest free agents left on the market at the moment has caught the eye of two of the Nationals' biggest division rivals.