Nats Spring Training
What started out as a partly sunny day with a game time temperature of 76 degrees, turned into a wet, waterlogged event at Roger Dean Stadium as the game between the Nationals and Cardinals was canceled after four innings with the Nats leading 1-0.
Ryan Zimmerman doubled twice, drove in two runs while Wilson Ramos had two hits including a two run double as the Nationals banged out 12 hits in a 8-2 victory over the Mets at Space Coast Stadium.
Zimmerman is beginning his seventh full season in Washington and spoke with WTOP's Craig Heist this week about his contract, Peyton Manning, Davey Johnson, Cal Ripken and how this Nationals team shapes up.
Ryan Zimmerman homered and drove in two runs and Mark Teahen also drove in a pair as the Nationals walloped the Astros 8-0 at Space Coast Stadium.
Jordan Zimmermann pitched three scoreless innings in his Spring Training debut as the Nationals and the Cardinals played to a 3-3, nine inning tie at Space Coast Stadium.
Gio Gonzalez pitched three scoreless innings in his first start of the spring while Jayson Werth and Mark DeRosa each homered as the Nationals beat the Braves 5-2.
Rick Ankiel hit his first home run of the spring and John Lannan pitched three solid innings as the Nationals beat the Mets 3-1 for their first win of the Grapefruit League season.
Stephen Strasburg made his first spring training start on Sunday. That's about the only positive thing the Nationals could take out of the day, as they lost to the Houston Astros 10-2 at Space Coast Stadium to drop to 0-2 in Grapefruit League play.
Federal News Radio, WFED 1500-AM, will carry as many as 161 regular-season games as well during the upcoming 2012 campaign.
Chris Johnson hit a two-run homer off Ross Detwiler in the bottom of the fourth and Livan Hernandez threw two scoreless innings as the Astros beat the Nationals 3-1.
Bryce Harper had a single in his first start for the Washington Nationals but Chris Johnson hit a two-run homer that led the Houston Astros to a 3-1 victory Saturday.
Rookie left-hander Matt Purke threw three shutout innings as the Nationals shutout Georgetown 3-0 in an exhibition game at Space Coast Stadium.
In Viera, Fla., WTOP's Craig Heist talks with Bill Ladson from MLB.com. (runs 5:19)
After almost two weeks of workouts, the Nationals will finally play a game the first time this spring when they host Georgetown University at Space Coast Stadium on Friday beginning at 12 noon.
Nationals pitching prospect Sammy Solis has suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow and will have season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper sat down with WTOP's Craig Heist to talk Twitter, teammates and his high expectations for the Nats' upcoming season.
Last season, Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa just couldn't figure out why he was struggling from the left side of the plate.
Ryan Zimmerman and the Nationals have agreed to a long-term deal that would keep the 27-year old third baseman in a Nationals uniform quite possibly for the rest of his career.
Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo and Ryan Zimmerman's agent Brodie Van Waganen were continuing to negotiate past Zimmerman's deadline of 10 a.m. Saturday morning trying to get a long-term deal done.
As Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg gets ready to embark on his first full season after Tommy John surgery, manager Davey Johnson is keeping a watchful eye on him to make sure he is not overthrowing but he has no doubt that Strasburg is ready to go.