Mar 12, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Anthony Rendon made a nice impression in his first big-league camp. The Nationals trimmed nine players off their spring training roster following today's game, including 2011 draft picks Anthony Rendon and Matt Purke. Rendon and Purke were optioned to high-Class A Potomac, with infielder Carlos Rivero optioned to Class AAA Syracuse. Outfielders…
Mar 12, 2012, 3:42 PM EDT
US Presswire photo The Cardinals come to Space Coast Stadium this afternoon. They rained out after only four innings yesterday in Jupiter, but today the Nationals get another crack at the Cardinals. Or, at least a split-squad version of the Cardinals who made the drive up to Viera. Plenty of regulars in the Nats' lineup,…
Mar 12, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Outfielder Brett Carroll is making a push for a spot on the Nationals' bench. If you're like me, you've spent the last few days pondering over not only spring training box scores but also NCAA Tournament bracket projections. (For your sake, I hope your alma mater made it into the field of…
Mar 11, 2012, 2:36 PM EDT
US Presswire photo The Nats are back at Roger Dean Stadium today facing the Cardinals. Fresh off an, um … what do you call it when a team wins one game and ties the other? It's not a sweep. It's not a split. How about a spleep? Anyways, the Nationals beat the Mets in Viera…
Mar 10, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo One of the Nats' split squads will face the Tigers today at Joker Marchant Stadium. Ah, the split-squad game, one of the great rites of spring training. Today the Nationals embark on their first of two split-squad journeys this month. One half of the roster stays back in Viera to face the…
Mar 10, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT
A well-traveled man? That doesn’t seem to do Edwin Jackson justice. The right-hander has pitched for seven different organizations in 10 years, this after spending his childhood bouncing around the globe as a military brat. As Jackson tells Comcast SportsNet’s Kelli Johnson in this video, his long and winding path to the Nationals has been…
Mar 9, 2012, 8:36 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Roger Dean Stadium, spring training home of the newly renamed Miami Marlins. Stephen Strasburg's first outing of the spring was good, not great. The right-hander did give up a couple of runs in 2 2/3 innings to the Astros, of them coming on a Chris Snyder homer. He did, however, strike out…
Mar 9, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Tyler Clippard earned his first All-Star selection last summer. Rare is the setup man who can boast an ERA under 2.00, a spot on the All-Star team, a double-digit win total, a triple-digit strikeout total and a workload that would make most pitchers' arms drop dead. Even rarer is the setup man…
Mar 8, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Space Coast Stadium plays host to the Houston Astros this afternoon. No matter how hard the Nationals try to distance themselves from Livan Hernandez, they just can't avoid him right now. Five days after the big guy made his Astros debut against his former club in Kissimmee, he's back on the mound…
Mar 8, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez tossed three scoreless innings on Tuesday. Yes, it's early. And no, they haven't been stretched out for more than three innings yet. But so far, the Nationals' revamped starting rotation has lived up to the top billing it received when camp opened nearly three weeks ago. With five Grapefruit League…
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