VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals have been telling Danny Espinosa all spring they’ve been pleased with his approach at the plate, even if the results didn’t necessarily back it up. Then on Saturday afternoon, that same approach — a compact swing and an emphasis on trying to hit the ball the other way — finally produced big-time results.
Espinosa clubbed a pair of homers from the left side of the plate, including an opposite-field shot in the bottom of the ninth that gave the Nationals a 6-5 victory over the Marlins.
“I feel like I’ve really been sticking to what I’m trying to do, and just simplify as much as possible,” he said. “It was nice today to see it.”