The Nationals faced only one left-handed starter in their first 11 games, Mets ace Johan Santana, so Davey Johnson hasn't had much reason to consider platoons and lefty-righty matchups.
Stephen Strasburg's first outing of the spring was good, not great. The right-hander did give up a couple of runs in 2 23 innings to the Astros, of them coming on a Chris Snyder homer.
VIERA, Fla. -- Given how much he's already been through since he was drafted by the Nationals, it's easy to forget how little spring training experience Stephen Strasburg has.
VIERA, Fla. -- We've all been blessed so far this spring with beautiful weather, the best I can remember in the eight years the Nationals have trained here. Until today, that is.