Bryce Harper got a single off former Nationals pitcher Livan Hernandez but grounded out in his two other at-bats against the Astros.
Jayson Werth will slide over to center field for his spring training debut, but manager Davey Johnson cautions not to read too much into it ... yet.
Bryce Harper and the Nationals officially open Grapefruit League play today against the Astros, who send old pal Livan Hernandez to the mound.
Matt Purke and Anthony Rendon hadn't started a ballgame in quite some time. Each 2011 draft pick emerged from his Nationals debut Saturday happy with the way things went.
Bryce Harper's otherwise uneventful first game of the spring featured a rarity: The Nationals' power-hitting prospect tried to beat out a bunt.