Doug Fister pitched three innings in Viera on Tuesday, putting the right-hander on track to debut for the Nationals on or around May 7.
For those who were wondering if Matt Williams might give the struggling Ian Desmond a mental night off, the answer is no. At least not on this night.
The Nationals bolstered their bullpen, recalling right-hander Aaron Barrett from Class AAA and optioning lefty Xavier Cedeno to Syracuse.
Despite Tyler Clippard's month-long struggles, manager Matt Williams continues to show faith in the Nationals' setup man.
Tyler Clippard and Ian Desmond didn't have their best performances tonight against the Angels, but they are taking responsibility for their actions and doing their best to correct their mistakes.