Mar 1, 2013, 5:24 PM EST
Jayson Werth readily admits his decision to sign with the Nationals two years ago was criticized around baseball. Now that the Nationals own an NL East title with visions of bigger things this season, how does the $126 million right fielder feel about that decision? And how did he cope with the abrupt end to…
Mar 1, 2013, 11:00 AM EST
Associated Press Stephen Strasburg struck out six batters in three innings last night. He's done so much in so little time with the Nationals that it's easy to forget just how young and inexperienced Stephen Strasburg still remains. He won't turn 25 until July. He's made only 45 big-league starts spanning 251 1/3 innings. And,…
Feb 28, 2013, 10:00 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images The Nats and Mets play under the lights tonight in Viera. Everybody in the Nationals' rotation has now pitched once this spring. Tonight, Round 2 begins with Stephen Strasburg on the mound, facing the same Mets club he went up against five days ago. Strasburg threw 41 pitches over two innings…
Feb 28, 2013, 5:38 PM EST
Associated Press Davey Johnson has presided over an upbeat and uneventful camp. Across Florida and Arizona right now, you’ll find plenty of ballclubs dealing with adversity, whether in the form of injury, roster woes or clubhouse controversy. And then there’s Viera, where for 2 1/2 weeks now the Nationals have merely gone about preparing for…
Feb 28, 2013, 12:00 PM EST
Ryan Zimmerman has not only been a member of the Nationals since the franchise’s first season in D.C. but has been labeled the “Face of the Franchise” throughout his tenure. These days, the organization has plenty of star-power beyond the veteran third baseman. So how does Zimmerman feel about sharing (or even ceding) top billing…
Feb 27, 2013, 5:00 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images The Nats and Marlins meet again today at Space Coast Stadium. There are a couple of notable firsts today for the Nationals. Dan Haren makes his first start since joining the organization. Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche, meanwhile, make their first appearances of the spring. Let's start with Haren. Signed over…
Feb 27, 2013, 3:00 PM EST
Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard could have found themselves in an awkward position this spring, their roles diminished after the Nationals’ surprising addition of veteran closer Rafael Soriano. But as you’ll see in this TV segment for Comcast SportsNet, both relievers have accepted the switch and are looking forward to being part of perhaps the…
Feb 27, 2013, 1:08 AM EST
Associated Press Bryce Harper went 3-for-3 today and is now hitting .750 for the spring. Because the calendar still reads February, we're obligated to issue the same caveat that is uttered when discussing just about any player this time of the year: You can't read too much into spring training stats. OK, now that we've…
Feb 26, 2013, 10:18 PM EST
Associated Press Ross Detwiler allowed two runs in three innings this afternoon. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Knowing he only gets to make two Grapefruit League starts before he appears in a competitive ballgame in the World Baseball Classic, Ross Detwiler had to take a slightly different approach to his first exhibition outing than other…
Feb 26, 2013, 6:08 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images file photo Ryan Mattheus will be counted on to get left-handed hitters out this year. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Since arriving in the Nationals bullpen during the 2011 season, Ryan Mattheus has proven effective thanks primarily to his ability to throw sinkers down and in to right-handed hitters (down and…
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