The Nationals closer hasn't looked sharp this spring but Manager Matt Williams insists that the right-hander feels good.
The two pitchers each had scoreless outings and felt happy with their arm strength at this point of the spring.
The right fielder has been dealing with a minor bicep strain, and the left-handed starter will make his first start against the Mets.
The right-hander competing for the fifth starter's spot will start against the Mets in Port St. Lucie.
To break up the monotony of spring training, Nationals coaches added a competitive element to pitchers practicing their bunting.
The left-handed starter has developed a friendship with the former Yankees star in Miami and learned from him.
How the Nationals positioned themselves to make a possible trade for a starting pitcher this winter.
Gio Gonzalez says it will be "truly an honor" to start the final game of Davey Johnson's managerial career.
Manager Davey Johnson wants to give Gio Gonzalez the chance to meet two milestones, but the decision for the final starter of the season is not yet final.
Davey Johnson thought the confrontation between Jayson Werth and Gio Gonzalez showed the Nats still have life.