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  1. Detwiler impresses, Solano plays LF

    Mar 18, 2013, 4:00 AM EST

    Associated Press Ross Detwiler tossed four strong innings against the Tigers. LAKELAND, Fla. — The Nationals' 12-9 victory over the Tigers earlier today was a wild affair, with both teams exchanging blows most of the afternoon before the Nats finally prevailed thanks in large part to Tyler Moore's two home runs. Aside from those blasts,…

  2. The challenge of keeping the bench fresh

    Mar 17, 2013, 9:08 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Tyler Moore and others could have a tough time getting at-bats this year. LAKELAND, Fla. — There’s a good side and a bad side to fielding a talent-laden lineup with regulars who all deserve to play every day. The good side: That deep lineup is capable of putting up big numbers…

  3. Nats vs. Tigers – 3/17/13

    Mar 17, 2013, 2:33 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ross Detwiler and the Nats visit Joker Marchant Stadium today. LAKELAND, Fla. — If Ross Detwiler thought he would've faced an imposing lineup in the World Baseball Classic, he might actually face a tougher test this afternoon at Joker Marchant Stadium. Check out the starting nine for the…

  4. Time to get serious

    Mar 17, 2013, 2:26 AM EST

    Associated Press Stephen Strasburg threw a spring training-high 93 pitches tonight. VIERA, Fla. — Davey Johnson gets his reputation as a "players' manager" because of the way he lets his veterans take care of themselves, trusting them to prepare at their own pace and not have to work too hard during spring training. And that…

  5. Rotation order coming into focus

    Mar 16, 2013, 9:48 PM EST

    Associated Press Ross Detwiler rejoined the Nationals today after pitching in the WBC. VIERA, Fla. — With Gio Gonzalez and Ross Detwiler set to rejoin the club following Team USA’s elimination from the World Baseball Classic, the Nationals are able to begin setting their starting rotation for the regular season. Without fully confirming the order…

  6. Nats vs. Astros – 3/16/13

    Mar 16, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg and Ryan Zimmerman each are in the Nats' lineup. VIERA, Fla. — Let's see … Stephen Strasburg is on the mound. Ryan Zimmerman is at third base. The lineup is chock full of regulars. The game's on TV and will be played under the lights. Is…

  7. Gonzalez, Detwiler returning to camp

    Mar 16, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Gio Gonzalez tossed five scoreless innings for Team USA on Tuesday. VIERA, Fla. — Their run in the World Baseball Classic now over following the United States' 4-3, elimination loss to Puerto Rico last night, Gio Gonzalez and Ross Detwiler will return to Nationals camp today and shift their attention back…

  8. Dead arm leaves Haren dragging

    Mar 15, 2013, 8:53 PM EST

    Associated Press Dan Haren was roughed up for five runs in five innings by the Cardinals. JUPITER, Fla. — He could have come up with an excuse or tried to sugarcoat the situation by searching for some positives to come out of his ragged outing this afternoon. Dan Haren didn't bother. He just told it…

  9. ‘No possibility’ of Garcia making roster

    Mar 15, 2013, 8:04 PM EST

    JUPITER, Fla. — Though Christian Garcia's chances of making the Nationals' Opening Day roster already looked unrealistic because of a sprained wrist, Nationals manager Davey Johnson quashed any last-ditch hopes for the right-hander today. "No possibility," Johnson said when asked if there was still a chance Garcia could come north with the club as a…

  10. Zimmerman may debut at 3B tomorrow

    Mar 15, 2013, 4:06 PM EST

    Associated Press Ryan Zimmerman is close to playing his first game at third base. JUPITER, Fla. — Comfortable with how his surgically repaired right shoulder has progressed this spring, Ryan Zimmerman may push up his spring training debut at third base to Saturday. Zimmerman was originally scheduled to take the field Monday against the Tigers,…





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