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  1. Nats vs. Mets – 2/25/13

    Feb 25, 2013, 8:21 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Gio Gonzalez starts tonight at Tradition Field. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Since arriving for spring training amid reports of his connection to the Biogenesis clinic under investigation by MLB, Gio Gonzalez has talked about wanting to move on and shift focus to the field. Well, he finally…

  2. Tracy scratched with bruised triceps

    Feb 25, 2013, 5:14 PM EST

    Associated Press Chad Tracy took a pitch off his right arm yesterday afternoon. VIERA, Fla. — Chad Tracy has been scratched from the Nationals' travel roster for the next two days after getting hit in the right arm during yesterday's exhibition game against the Marlins. Tracy took a fourth-inning fastball from Jonathan Albaladejo above his…

  3. Rendon makes the most of opportunity

    Feb 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images file photo Anthony Rendon clubbed a two-run homer during yesterday's game. VIERA, Fla. — When a sudden and intense storm hit Space Coast Stadium during the fourth inning of yesterday's game, prompting a 1-hour, 6-minute delay, pretty much everyone in the Nationals starting lineup understood his workday had just ended. Anthony…

  4. Storen shrugs off blown save

    Feb 24, 2013, 11:12 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Drew Storen blew a ninth-inning save today against the Marlins. VIERA, Fla. — The last thing Drew Storen wanted to do in his first appearance of the spring was blow a ninth-inning lead and conjure up images of his last appearance in a Nationals uniform. That wasn't, however, Storen's primary objective…

  5. Zimmermann pleased with 1st start

    Feb 24, 2013, 10:40 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann allowed one run over three strong innings. VIERA, Fla. — Just as pitchers don’t want to put too much stock in a bad outing to start spring training, neither do they want to give too much credence to a good appearance in late-February. Jordan Zimmermann, though,…

  6. Garcia shut down 10-14 days

    Feb 24, 2013, 4:10 PM EST

    VIERA, Fla. — Nationals right-hander Christian Garcia will be shut 10-to-14 days to rest his strained forearm, manager Davey Johnson said this morning. Garcia has been experiencing pain just above his right wrist for the last week, though only when he throws fastballs, not offspeed pitches. An MRI revealed a minor strain, and after receiving…

  7. Nats vs. Marlins – 2/24/13

    Feb 24, 2013, 1:52 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Space Coast Stadium hosts its first game of the spring. VIERA, Fla. — With yesterday's Grapefruit League opener behind them, the Nationals get to host their first game of the spring this afternoon, with another familiar NL East foe as the opponent. Familiar, at least, in name only.…

  8. First step in a long season

    Feb 23, 2013, 9:52 PM EST

    Associated Press Bryce Harper drilled a single to right field in his first at-bat of the spring. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Since his players reported to camp nearly two weeks ago, Davey Johnson has preached the idea of taking things slowly and not trying to do too much early during what will be an…

  9. Strasburg ‘geeked up’ during first start

    Feb 23, 2013, 9:11 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs and three hits in the first inning. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Time was, if Stephen Strasburg gave up a home run in the first inning of the first game of spring training, the rest of the Nationals dugout would have been ready to brace for…

  10. Davey downplays report of Storen back issue

    Feb 23, 2013, 4:24 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Drew Storen had back spasms during the playoffs, according to CBSsports.com. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — If Drew Storen was dealing with “unbearable” back pain during the ninth inning of Game 5 of the National League Division Series last fall, his manager certainly wasn’t aware of it. “The only thing I…

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