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Jordan Zimmermann had another strong start while Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa stayed hot at the plate on a windy day.
The Nationals starter retired the final 18 batters he faced Monday afternoon against a loaded Tigers lineup.
The right-hander felt stronger on Wednesday after his arm tired in his previous start.
In his third start of the spring, the right-handed starter struggled with command and a tired arm -- not unusual this time of the year.
Wrapping up a Nationals win with notes on Jordan Zimmermann's emerging changeup, Tyler Clippard's debut and Anthony Rendon's deployment.
The starter grew more comfortable with his change-up as he made his first Grapefruit League start.
For the second straight spring, the right-hander wants to make his change-up a priority.
The pitcher is ready to step away from the negotiating table for a bit after securing a one-year, $5.35 million deal.
The Nationals right-handed starter has a Feb. 19 arbitration hearing date but says sides still have issues to work through for a 2013 contract.