Since the big leaguers had a night game on Tuesday, March 13, we decided to head over to the practice fields to watch the two minor league games during the early afternoon.
Several of the players had just joined minor league camp after the first round of cuts on Monday, including Anthony Rendon who was playing third base in one of the games today. In fact, at one point, the first three Nationals picks from the 2011 draft were all on the field together. Rendon was at third base, Alex Meyer was pitching and Brian Goodwin was batting.
Watching practice and games at the training facility is a very cool thing. Fans are able to stand by the fence or sit under a tree in the shade and watch. If you ever make it down to Viera for spring training, definitely spend some time at the practice fields.
Here are a few photos taken during Tuesday’s practice games. Believe it or not, all are taken through the chain link fence.
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