Mar 22, 2010, 9:57 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER With four strong innings today, Craig Stammen made his case for a rotation spot. VIERA, Fla. — Craig Stammen hasn't been the center of attention in Nationals camp, certainly not the way a certain rookie right-hander was for the last month or even the way fellow hurlers Garrett…
Mar 22, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jason Marquis is slated to throw five innings today. VIERA, Fla. — It's another cloudy, windy day in Florida. What a horrible spring weather-wise. (And yes, I know I promised way back when I wouldn't complain about the weather. I lied.) Anyways, the Nationals and Mets are preparing…
Mar 22, 2010, 1:31 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chris Duncan, who hit .156 this spring, was re-assigned to minor-league camp. VIERA, Fla. — More roster reductions this morning: Chris Duncan and Pete Orr have been re-assigned to minor-league camp, while Shairon Martis has been optioned to Class AAA Syracuse. Duncan had the best shot of making…
Mar 22, 2010, 1:20 PM EDT
I wrote on Saturday that The Washington Times sent a reporter to Viera to cover Friday night’s game who did not appear in the Nationals’ clubhouse yet published quotes from pitcher Stephen Strasburg’s session with several media members. I have since been informed the reporter paid his own way to Florida and did not travel…
Mar 21, 2010, 9:29 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan was sharp today during his five innings. JUPITER, Fla. — It's getting to that time of the spring where guys who know they're going to make the roster need to step up and get into regular-season mode, and where guys who are still fighting to make…
Mar 21, 2010, 3:51 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER If Cristian Guzman's in the lineup, he'll be at shortstop. JUPITER, Fla. — Despite lingering concerns over the status of Cristian Guzman's right shoulder, the Nationals are not considering moving him to second base. Manager Jim Riggleman said the club continues to think of the veteran strictly as…
Mar 21, 2010, 2:24 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Justin Maxwell strikes out in the fourth, leaving him 4-for-35 this spring. JUPITER, Fla. — Hello from Roger Dean Stadium, joint spring home of the Marlins and Cardinals. The Marlins are our hosts today, with the Nationals making the trek down I-95 for part two of a home-and-home…
Mar 20, 2010, 8:47 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The state of Cristian Guzman's right shoulder remains a question. VIERA, Fla. — For all the attention Stephen Strasburg, Drew Storen and plenty of other pitchers have received this spring, perhaps the guy we should have been watching more closely since day one was a guy we all…
Mar 20, 2010, 4:34 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Garrett Mock allowed three runs and six hits in five innings. VIERA, Fla. — Obviously, the big news of the day (the demotion of Stephen Strasburg and Drew Storen to Class AA Harrisburg) has already happened. But there's still a game to be played, and there are compelling…
Mar 20, 2010, 12:27 PM EDT
VIERA, Fla. — Stephen Strasburg and Drew Storen have both been sent to minor-league camp and each will open the season at Class AA Harrisburg. The fellow first-round picks were informed this morning. Strasburg, who is already on the 40-man roster and has a major-league contract, was optioned to Harrisburg. Storen, who was a non-roster…
NL EAST STANDINGS
MON: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Marlins, 12:40 p.m.
THU: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SUN: Phillies at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
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TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.
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