Spring Training Game 24 Preview/Thread: Tigers at Nationals

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Detroit Tigers at Washington Nationals

Time/Place: 1:00 p.m., Space Coast Stadium

SB Nation Blog: Federal Baseball

Media: Tigers Radio Network

Pitching Matchup: RHP Max Scherzer (15-6, 3.74 ERA in 2012) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (12-8, 2.94 ERA in 2012)

Tigers also scheduled to pitch: RHP Brayan Villarreal, RHP Bruce Rondon, LHP Duane Below

Nationals also scheduled to pitch: RHP Rafael Soriano, RHP Ross Ohlendorf, LHP Zach Duke, RHP Drew Storen

Tigers lineup: Dirks 7, Hunter 9, Cabrera 5, Fielder 3, Martinez dh, Avila 2, Kelly 8, Infante 4, Santiago 6

Nationals lineup: Span CF, Werth RF, Harper LF, Zimmerman 3B, LaRoche 1B, Desmond SS, Espinosa 2B, Ramos C, Zimmermann P

Actual analysis because we haven't done much of that this spring:

  • Drew Storen gave up a gazillion -- okay, three -- runs in his last appearance. It would be cool if that continues, but not really because these games don't matter.
  • Bruce Rondon's Spring Training line to date: 7.2 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 13 K, 8 BB. Make of that what you will, but I'm still on the bandwagon.
  • Zack Duke will likely be the only left-hander in the Nats' bullpen this season.
  • The Tigers are 14-9-1 this spring (including the Florida Southern game). Yes, I had to look that up.

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