Nats Spring Training
Greetings from wet Viera, Fla.
"It takes a great deal of stamina to pursue success."
Nationals manager Matt Williams puts a new message on top of each days workout schedule. Friday, he'll have his first full team workout. Everyone passed his physical and there aren't health issues, which Williams says is important for a rookie manager.
Matt Williams raves about how Bryce Harper is batting, after Harper takes his first at-bat during spring training.
Nationals new starter Fister likes running, SWAT teams, and now: 'I get to sit next to Stras'
The Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins game was originally scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Saturday and is on a rain delay. As of 10:05 p.m., no start time has been announced and the game has not been postponed.
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.