Mar 22, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan faces the Astros today at Space Coast Stadium. VIERA, Fla. — Before we get to today's game, one quick note about someone who's not playing today. Ryan Zimmerman is missing his eighth straight game with a sore groin, though he's been taking BP and grounders. Jim…
Mar 22, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT
VIERA, Fla. — Bryce Harper suffered what the Nationals are terming a “medium sprain” of his left ankle yesterday, an injury that’s not considered serious but could prevent the top prospect from playing in Class A Hagerstown’s April 7 season opener. Mike Rizzo said this morning it’s too soon to know a timetable for Harper’s…
Mar 22, 2011, 3:18 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez allowed two runs in five innings today. JUPITER, Fla. — Boy, I sure picked the right day to return to Florida. It turned out to be quite an eventful Monday in the Grapefruit League, beginning with Bryce Harper's sprained ankle and continuing through the bench-clearing incident…
Mar 21, 2011, 10:41 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Tony La Russa and Ian Desmond bark at each other during today’s game. JUPITER, Fla. — Bench-clearing incidents are rare events in spring training, but we saw one today at Roger Dean Stadium after three batters were plunked in a span of two innings. No punches were thrown, but Jim Riggleman and…
Mar 21, 2011, 4:38 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez faces Chris Carpenter today at Roger Dean Stadium. JUPITER, Fla. — Plenty going on here at Roger Dean Stadium, though obviously the biggest news of the day so far came from back in Viera, where Bryce Harper sprained his left ankle running to first base in…
Mar 21, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT
JUPITER, Fla. — Top Nationals prospect Bryce Harper sprained his left ankle running to first base in a minor-league scrimmage Monday morning in Viera. The severity of the injury won’t be known until Harper undergoes X-rays and a possibe MRI, though a team spokesman said the 18-year-old outfielder is listed as “day-to-day” for now. Here’s…
Mar 21, 2011, 2:25 PM EDT
JUPITER, Fla. — Ah, it's never felt so good to type that dateline. Yes, I'm back in Florida and will be with the Nationals through the rest of camp. There is plenty still to sort out over the final eight games of the spring, from the battle for center field, the muddled picture in the…
Mar 20, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Tigers make a trip to Space Coast Stadium this afternoon. Plenty worth watching today as the Nationals attempt to snap their six-game losing streak in a game against the Tigers that will be broadcast on MASN. Tom Gorzelanny takes the mound for his third start of…
Mar 19, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jason Marquis faces Chris Capuano this afternoon at Digital Domain Park. So much for those winning ways down in Florida. The Nationals have lost five straight entering today's game against the Mets in Port St. Lucie, with the pitching staff contributing largely to those woes. Jason Marquis,…
Mar 18, 2011, 4:06 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals host the Cardinals today at Space Coast Stadium. Jordan Zimmermann has pitched 11 innings this spring and surrendered zero runs. For a guy everyone's counting on to step up and become a front-line starter, he couldn't be enjoying a more encouraging spring so far. Today,…
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