VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Mark Redman allowed two runs on eight hits
with two strikeouts and two walks in five innings Wednesday night
in his third appearance this spring for the Atlanta Braves.
"I thought he looked really good," Braves manager Bobby Cox
said. "He threw a lot of ground balls."
Andruw Jones homered and drove in two runs for the Braves, who
lost to Washington when the Nationals rallied in the ninth inning
for a 6-5 victory.
"I pitched out of some early jams and for the most part felt
real good," said Redman, who signed a minor league contract March
9. "I'd like to throw up zeros, but how often do I do that during
the season? I have only two shutouts in my career, so you look at
this as a quality start and give your team a chance to win, and
that's what you strive for."
Redman, an All-Star for the Kansas City Royals in 2006,
surrendered a solo home run to Felipe Lopez in the fifth inning.
For the Nationals, Tim Redding's chances at making the starting
rotation took a hit with his third shaky outing in four appearances