Nats Spring Training
Chris Young gave up one unearned run over four innings and pitched what was likely his last start in a Nationals uniform as the Astros rallied with a five-run seventh inning to beat the Nats 6-4 at Osceola County Stadium.
Jordan Zimmermann allowed one earned run over six innings while Danny Espinosa and Adam LaRoche each homered to lead the Nationals to a 9-3 win over the Braves in rain-shortened seven inning game at Space Coast Stadium.
WTOP's Craig Heist is with the Nationals for spring training in Viera, Fla.
WTOP's Craig Heist reports on the Nationals' progress during spring training.
Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann turned in his best outing of the spring by tossing six scoreless innings allowing one hit and striking out one, but the Nats lost to the Tigers 5-1, falling to 10-11-2 in Grapefruit League play.
The Nationals cut a total of eight players Monday before their game with the Detroit Tigers at Space Coast Stadium, with opening day just two weeks away.
Ross Detwiler allowed one run on three hits over four solid innings in his return from the World Baseball Classic, and Tyler Moore hit two home runs as the Nationals outslugged the Tigers 12- 10.
Dan Haren was roughed up for five runs, six hits and two home runs over five innings as the Cardinals beat the Nationals 5-1 at Roger Dean Stadium.
Rick Porcello threw five shutout innings allowing three hits while striking out four, out-pitching Dan Haren as the Tigers beat the Nationals 2-1 at Joker Marchant Stadium.
Ryan Zimmerman had three hits on the day as he continues to get at bats as a designated hitter while continuing to strengthen his surgically repaired shoulder in hopes of returning to play third base later this spring.
WTOP's Craig Heist goes in-depth with Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche on fatherhood
Gio Gonzalez tuned up for the World Baseball Classic by throwing three scoreless innings, allowing three hits with one walk and three strikeouts. But it wasn't good enough to prevent the Nationals second straight loss as they fell to the Astros 4-2.
Roy Halladay out-pitched Stephen Strasburg throwing four scoreless innings as the Phillies beat the Nationals 6-3 at Bright House Field Wednesday.
Ross Detwiler made his last start before heading off to the World Baseball Classic, Chad Tracy hit a two-run homer and Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in his first appearance of the spring as the Nationals beat the Cardinals 7-6.
For those dealing with the back end of winter in D.C., I present to you some not-so-happy Washington Nationals ballplayers who are also dealing with "winter" in the Sunshine State this weekend.
The Nationals faced a rematch against the St. Louis Cardinal Saturday, the team that knocked them out of the post-season last year, during an exhibition game in Florida.
Stephen Strasburg allowed one run on three hits and struck out six in his second start of the spring as the Nationals and Mets played to a 4-4 tie at Space Coast Stadium.
Dan Haren allowed one run on two hits while striking out three in his first start of the spring as the Nationals fell to Marlins 5-1 at Space Coast Stadium.
Nationals pitcher Ross Detwiler threw a decent couple of innings in his first start of spring training. But the Nationals lost to the Atlanta Braves, a team that is expected to be a top competitor for the division champs this season.
Gio Gonzalez made his first start of the spring a good one, throwing two hitless innings as the Nationals beat the Mets in front of 3,611 fans at Tradition Field.