The Washington Nationals improved to 4-2 in Spring Training after defeating the New York Yankees 10-8.
Ian Desmond was 2-3 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs. He is batting .385 in Spring. Ryan Zimmerman also drove in 2 runs and went 2-3. Bryce Harper was 1-2 with an RBI. Jeff Frazier and Brian Bixler each had two hits and Frazier drilled a home run to help lead the Nationals offensive surge.
Chad Gaudin got the start for the Nats and he allowed 5 hits and 3 runs in 3 innings. Promising rookie Josh Wilkie had a rough outing, getting credit with a blown save, allowing 4 hits and 3 runs over 1 inning. Craig Stammen (1-0) picked up the win tossing 2 shutout innings. Promising prospect Adam Carr through a scoreless ninth inning to pick up the save. He did not allow a hit and struck out one.
Some decent batting averages to start the Spring for some of the young Nationals. Wilson Ramos is 4-8, hitting .500. Danny Espinosa is batting .455, Ian Desmond is batting .385, and Roger Bernadina is batting .364. Chris Marrero is 4 for 7 in his first Spring at bats.