Mar 19, 2010, 6:34 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Space Coast Stadium will be packed again tonight for Stephen Strasburg's outing. VIERA, Fla. — And we're back to baseball at Space Coast Stadium. Following yesterday's off-day and a free morning today, the Nationals return to action this evening against a split-squad group from St. Louis that looks…
Mar 18, 2010, 8:11 PM EST
Photo by Rachel Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg starts Friday night against the Cardinals. VIERA, Fla. — When the Nationals return to the field tomorrow night, Stephen Strasburg will be on the mound. The rookie right-hander is due to make his third start of the spring, facing the Cardinals for the second time in…
Mar 18, 2010, 2:29 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Willie Harris could wind up with considerable playing time in right field now. VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals have their lone off-day of the spring today, a welcome respite for those who have been reporting to Space Coast Stadium at the crack of dawn every morning for the…
Mar 17, 2010, 9:51 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Elijah Dukes' Nats career ends with a .256 average, 21 homers and 102 RBI in 188 games. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Jim Bowden sat behind a conference table in his suite at the Opryland Hotel on Dec. 3, 2007, having just traded for Elijah Dukes at the winter meetings…
Mar 17, 2010, 4:35 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats are back at Osceola County Stadium … again. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Hello yet again from the spring training home of the Houston Astros, which at this point feels more like the home of the Washington Nationals. This is the third time the Nats have played at…
Mar 17, 2010, 2:10 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Elijah Dukes had just three hits in 20 at-bats this spring before his release today. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Nationals have unconditionally released outfielder Elijah Dukes, the team announced this morning. [UPDATE AT 11:05 A.M.] Manager Jim Riggleman says Dukes' release was strictly a baseball decision and that…
Mar 16, 2010, 8:36 PM EST
Photo by Rachel Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Randy St. Claire caught on quickly with the Marlins after getting fired by the Nats. VIERA, Fla. — Since the day he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Montreal Expos in 1978, Randy St. Claire had never spent a summer at home in Lake George, N.Y.…
Mar 16, 2010, 4:45 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats host the Marlins at Space Coast Stadium today. VIERA, Fla. — It's a warm, mostly sunny, not-too-windy day here at Space Coast Stadium, a rare convergence of pleasant meteorological events for this spring. One-half of the Nationals' roster made the trip down to Jupiter today to…
Mar 16, 2010, 1:55 PM EST
Photo by Rachel Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Drew Storen allowed his first runs of the spring last night. VIERA, Fla. — Good morning from Space Coast Stadium, where following last night's loss to the Braves everyone is experiencing the first of what will be many quick turnarounds this season. Everyone seems to drag a little…
Mar 16, 2010, 2:12 AM EST
Photo by Rachel Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Garrett Mock appears to have all but locked up a spot in the Nats' rotation. VIERA, Fla. — There were plenty of nights last season in which the Nationals would have happily taken four innings of two-run ball from Garrett Mock. (Well, maybe not the four innings, but…
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