The Washington Nationals faced off against the St. Louis Cardinals in some spring training action, which turned out to be Stephen Strasburg's final start of spring training. In his first inning of work, Strasburg struck out two batters and one hit, but gave up two runs in the second inning off a Daniel Descalso double. The third run scored when Jake Westbrook grounded out and the inning was over with another ground out.
Strasburg finished up a rough outing to finish spring training going for four innings and giving up five hits, three runs (two earned) and three strikeouts. The Cardinals ended up winning the game 6-2 as the Nats were limited to spattering six hits through the course of the game. Chad Tracy hit a homerun off of Westbrook in the sixth inning to put the Nats on the board, but the early lead was too much for them to overcome as the Cards got into their bullpen.
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