Mar 5, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
Associated Press photo Fernando Martinez circles the bases after homering off Tom Gorzelanny. VIERA, Fla. — Spring training pitching lines mean very little in the grand scheme of things. Guys are more interested in getting work done and building up arm strength than producing results. But some pitching lines are so noteworthy — good or…
Mar 4, 2012, 10:36 PM EST
Associated Press photo Stephen Strasburg was charged with two runs over 2 2/3 innings. VIERA, Fla. — Given how much he's already been through since he was drafted by the Nationals, it's easy to forget how little spring training experience Stephen Strasburg has. When Strasburg stepped to the mound at Space Coast Stadium shortly after…
Mar 4, 2012, 5:30 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg will be on the mound today at Space Coast Stadium. VIERA, Fla. — We've all been blessed so far this spring with beautiful weather, the best I can remember in the eight years the Nationals have trained here. Until today, that is. It was 75 degrees…
Mar 4, 2012, 3:41 PM EST
Associated Press photo Michael Morse tracks down a fly ball during a workout last week. VIERA, Fla. — Though Adam LaRoche won't make his first game appearance until Wednesday and will continue to be monitored closely for the next few weeks, the Nationals don't have any plans to give Michael Morse playing time at first…
Mar 3, 2012, 11:16 PM EST
US Presswire photo New Astro Livan Hernandez allowed three hits, but zero runs, in two innings today. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — That all-too familiar figure — the baggy uniform, the smooth-as-silk delivery, the gleam in his eye — stood on the mound at Osceola County Stadium this afternoon and reached back to throw his first pitch…
Mar 3, 2012, 10:21 PM EST
US Presswire photo Edwin Jackson tossed two scoreless innings this afternoon. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Steve McCatty spent the first two weeks of spring training working with Edwin Jackson on mechanical changes to his windup, the Nationals pitching coach hoping to get his right-hander to correct flaws that may have led to him tipping pitches. Now…
Mar 3, 2012, 9:28 PM EST
US Presswire photo Bryce Harper swings and misses at a pitch during today's game against the Astros. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — We already know Bryce Harper has a keen understanding of opposing pitchers and what they try to do when they take the mound. Today, we found out the Nationals' 19-year-old right fielder even knows what…
Mar 3, 2012, 4:59 PM EST
Associated Press photo Jayson Werth tracks down a fly ball during a workout earlier this week. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Jayson Werth will make his spring training game debut tomorrow as expected. The position he'll man for the Nationals' Grapefruit League home opener against the Astros was anything but expected. Werth will start in center field,…
Mar 3, 2012, 2:44 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Osceola County Stadium, spring training home of the Houston Astros. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — They may have played an exhibition ballgame yesterday, but the actual exhibition season begins today for the Nationals. Yes, it's the Grapefruit League opener, and it's already got a nice little storyline to it: Livan…
Mar 2, 2012, 11:16 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Matt Purke delivers a pitch in the top of the second inning. VIERA, Fla. — It had been quite some time since Matt Purke felt quite like this on the mound. Yes, the left-hander was starting to throw the ball well late during the Arizona Fall League season,…
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