Wolf, Broxton lose to Nationals: Wolf struggled with his fastball and Broxton couldn't locate his splitter as the Dodgers lost to the Nationals, 9-1, in Viera, Fla.Wolf allowed three runs and hit his 85-pitch limit in only 4 2/3 innings. "I felt strong, but my fastball location was a little out of whack," said Wolf. "I feel really strong, maybe too strong. I was muscling up when I shouldn't." Broxton didn't retire any of the five batters he faced, walking three, and all five scored, sending his ERA from 3.00 to 18.00. "I didn't feel comfortable with my splitty," said the projected setup man. "I was falling behind guys and putting more pressure on myself." On the plus side, Saito pitched a scoreless inning and Seanez pitched 1 1/3 innings following Wolf. Offensively, Bigbie, Garciaparra and Luis Gonzalez had two hits each. Repko playing: Jason Repko's strained groin has improved enough that he was scheduled to play the outfield (defense only) in a Minor League intrasquad game Monday and offense only on Tuesday. Blue Crew Fan Club: Dodgers catcher Russell Martin, who burst onto the Major League scene last season, will serve as the leader of the Dodgers' Blue Crew Fan Club for the 2007 season. The Dodgers also announced the launch of their free kids club membership, becoming just one of a few teams in Major League baseball to offer a free kids membership in addition to their traditional basic Blue Crew package. Coming up: Schmidt has said he does not like to pitch simulated games, but that's what he'll be doing Tuesday on a back field so the Dodgers can start Hendrickson against St. Louis in what might double as an audition for the fifth starter's job and showcase for potential trade partners. Broxton will be joined by Saito in pitching on back-to-back days for the first time this spring.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.