Nats Spring Training
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.
Stephen Strasburg made his first start of the spring and gave up two runs on three hits over two innings of work including a home run as the Mets beat the Nationals 5-3.
The Nationals announced late Thursday afternoon they have agreed to a one-year deal with right-handed pitcher Chris Young.
WTOP's sports reporter Craig Heist sat down with Nats pitchter Stephen Strasburg in Viera, Fla., as he gets set to make his first start of the Grapefruit League season Saturday against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie.
Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg threw to Tyler Moore, Roger Bernadina, Chad Tracy and Chris Snyder as part of the first live batting practice session of the spring.
WTOP's Craig Heist reports
The Nationals will now have two members of their starting rotation pitching for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic after left-hander Ross Detwiler found out Tuesday morning he will be joining teammate Gio Gonzalez on squad.
Amanda Comak, Nationals beat writer, Washington Times
Washington Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper was scratched from the lineup Saturday night because of a stomach virus.
The Washington Nationals face a serious problem as they try to fill the seats at the home park: Philadelphia Phillies fans, coming from just 125 miles up Interstate 95, flock to the nation's capital in droves, spurred by the difficulty they face getting tickets to their own home games.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson has made no secret to the fact he believes the Nats can win this year and contend for the National League East title. Here's a look at the team position by position.
Mark DeRosa singled to right field in the ninth inning, scoring Danny Espinosa on a close play at the plate and lifting the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison returned to the lineup for the Florida Marlins, who lost to the Washington Nationals 3-2 Friday night.
Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer and Brett Carroll came through with a three-run triple in a six-run, sixth inning as the Nationals beat the Braves 6-3 in Grapefruit League play at Space Coast Stadium.
Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer and Brett Carroll hit a bases-loaded triple and scored on a throwing error as a Washington Nationals split squad defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-3 Thursday.