Jordan Zimmermann struck out three in four innings and Ryan Zimmerman makes his return in 2-1 split squad loss to Tigers.
The Nationals made a minor trade on Saturday night, acquiring infielder Brandon Laird from the Kansas City Royals.
Today the Nationals play two split-squad games, one at home against the Tigers and the other on the road against the Astros.
Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright joined Brian Mitchell for a one-on-one interview on SportsTalk Live this week to talk about the new season and his partnership with Mizuno gloves.
Today the Nationals and Marlins will send their aces to the mound as both Stephen Strasburg and Jose Fernandez are nearing the home stretch towards Opening Day.