JUPITER, Fla. -- Contrasting styles were on the mound on Friday night. Washington went with hard-throwing Stephen Strasburg, while the Marlins countered with finesse lefty Wade LeBlanc.The advantage went to the soft thrower. LeBlanc, spotting 86-88-mph fastballs, struck out five over four scoreless innings as the Marlins clipped the Nationals, 3-0, at Roger Dean Stadium. Strasburg brought the heat, throwing 98-mph fastballs, but he was victimized by a triple by Jose Reyes -- which was ruled a hit, then an error, then back to a triple -- and allowed two runs on two hits in three innings. The right-hander fanned two, and of his 46 pitches, 32 were strikes. "[Strasburg] was pretty good, but Jose was better," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said. Both starters pounded the strike zone. LeBlanc threw 53 pitches, with 42 strikes. The lefty struck Roger Bernadina with a pitch with two outs in the third. A starter for much of his career, LeBlanc is competing for a roster spot, most likely a long-relief role. The fact that he is throwing strikes is working in his favor. "That's the biggest thing," LeBlanc said. "It's not necessary the results this early in camp. It's how you feel mechanically. Being able to fill up the strike zone." LeBlanc compared going against Strasburg to when he was asked to pitch after Marlins ace Josh Johnson, one of the game's hardest throwers. "It's kind of like throwing live BP and following JJ," the lefty said.