Detroit Tigers Washington Nationals Spring Training Score: Time, TV

If: 1:05 p.m. Sunday.

Where: The Palm Beaches Ballpark in West Palm Beach, Florida.

TV: none.

Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1; other radio affiliates).


Possible starting pitchers: Tigers LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (1-0, 0.00 ERA this spring) versus Nationals RHP Chad Kuhl (1-1, 8.59).

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Lineup of the Tigers: TBA.

LF Zack short

SS Ryan Kreidler

3B Andy Ibanez

1B Spencer Torkelson

C Eric Haase

DH Cesar Hernández

3B Jermaine Palacios

RF Kerry Carpenter

CF Jonathan Davis

P Matthew Boyd

Game Notes: It’s a matchup of two of baseball’s worst players in 2022 as the Nats – Remember when they won the World Series in 2019? — lost 107 games last season. That brings them to 238 losses in 384 games — a .380 win percentage — since Stephen Strasburg & Co. defeated the Astros in the Fall Classic. Nats fans have to hope their rebuild was accelerated by last summer’s franchise-changing move from Juan Soto to the San Diego Padres. Washington received a wealth of young talent – Man, why does this sound so familiar to you – who have a chance to develop at the major league level, including left-hander Mackenzie Gore, shortstop CJ Abrams and catcher Keibert Ruiz (who has already signed a $50m extension).

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez throws a pitch in the first inning against the Washington Nationals on March 8, 2023 in Lakeland, Florida.

The nats don’t push everything on them; They’ve signed several veterans on short-term contracts, including former Tiger Jeimer Candelario. The third baseman, who was absolutely terrible last season with .633 OPS just one season after leading the majors with 42 doubles, has not gotten off to a great start this spring. Before joining the Dominican Republic for the WBC, he hit .227 with two doubles and no homers in seven games with the Nats.

Washington also added right-hander Chad Kuhl earlier this month, who controlled the Tigers — one hit, one strikeout and no walks past 2 1/3 innings. However, he was less effective against the Astros on Monday, giving up two runs with four hits and four walks over three innings.

The Tigers, meanwhile, will send Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound, fresh from his time with Venezuela (who faced the USA in Saturday night’s WBC semifinals). He also played in the Tigers’ March 8 game against the Nats and delivered 3 1/3 innings of goalless ball, with four hits, a walk and six strikeouts.

The Tigers’ brief two-game road trip comes to an end as they return home Monday to host the Toronto Blue Jays in a game televised on Bally Sports Detroit. The Nats host the New York Mets on Monday.

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This article originally appeared in the Detroit Free Press: Detroit Tigers Spring Training Score at the Washington Nationals


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