Nationals starter Doug Fister threw two innings - a total of 28 pitches – on Thursday at extended spring training in Viera, Fl. as he continues his rehab from a right lat strain.
Bryce Harper is back in the Nationals’ lineup to face the Cardinals on Thursday after missing the previous night due to a sore left quadriceps muscle.
Coming off a series win over the Miami Marlins, the Nationals now return home for an 11-game homestand beginning with four games against the defending NL champion St. Louis Cardinals.
Team slash: .289/.358/.489
Team ERA: 5.17
Runs per game: 5.5
Stephen Strasburg took his second loss of the 2014 season on Tuesday night in a game that turned ugly very quickly.