FORT MYERS, Fla. - If there's some good news today amid all the players going on the DL and the injury to Roger Bernadina, it's that Danny Espinosa might be starting to click.
The Nationals second baseman ripped his second homer in as many days this afternoon, taking one out to center field here at JetBlue Park.
After going without a homer or an RBI for his first 21 games of spring training, Espinosa has two big flies in the last 26 hours or so.
This one came from the left side, which is also a plus, given his struggles against right-handed pitching this spring.
Jordan Zimmermann's spring training is now done, after the righty completed five innings against the Red Sox, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits with one walk and two strikeouts.
Zimmermann threw 77 pitches, 57 for strikes. He pounded the strike zone today, and with the exception of the fourth inning - in which he allowed all three of his runs - was able to work out of trouble and put up zeros.
Chad Durbin replaced Zimmermann in the bottom of the sixth and allowed one run on two hits, both of which were doubles.
Other than Espinosa's homer, the Nats have just two hits today - both from Chad Tracy.
The Nats trail 4-1 here in the seventh inning.
Update: The Nationals lost to the Red Sox 4-2.