Mar 29, 2010, 2:02 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Today's game against the Mets has been rained out. [UPDATE AT 12:36 P.M. — No split-squad game tomorrow, they couldn't get another opponent. So Livan Hernandez and a few other pitchers will stay back here and play in a minor-league intrasquad game while just about every else heads…
Mar 28, 2010, 10:09 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ian Desmond has made the roster, but what about Scott Olsen? VIERA, Fla. — What began as a lazy Sunday morning at Space Coast Stadium quickly turned into one of the spring' most intriguing days. To recap… – Ian Desmond has made the club and will be the…
Mar 28, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen gets one last chance today to make his case for a rotation spot. VIERA, Fla. — Oh yeah, there's a game today. Sorry, it's been a busy Sunday already here at Space Coast Stadium, what with Ian Desmond beating out Cristian Guzman for the starting shortstop…
Mar 28, 2010, 2:03 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Rookie Ian Desmond beat out veteran Cristian Guzman for the regular job at shortstop. [UPDATED AT 12:15 P.M.] VIERA, Fla. — Rookie Ian Desmond will open the season as the Nationals' starting shortstop, though veteran Cristian Guzman will remain on the roster and get regular at-bats at both…
Mar 28, 2010, 1:06 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Justin Maxwell hit a paltry .102 this spring, leading to his demotion. [UPDATED AT 12:21 P.M.] VIERA, Fla. — Justin Maxwell was optioned to Class AAA Syracuse this morning, ending a disappointing spring that saw the outfielder struggle mightily at the plate despite a golden opportunity to win…
Mar 27, 2010, 9:24 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Craig Stammen continued to make his case for a rotation spot today. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A Nationals club that seemed filled with uncertainty not long ago has actually managed to sort plenty of things out over the last couple of weeks. And with nine days still…
Mar 27, 2010, 3:33 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Cristian Guzman went 3-for-4 with a stolen base against the Mets. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — It's a beautiful Saturday morning at Tradition Field, where a split-squad of Nationals are facing the Mets today. The other squad, featuring right-hander Jason Marquis, manager Jim Riggleman and the rest of…
Mar 26, 2010, 8:41 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Cristian Guzman has looked OK throwing over the last week. VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals may not wait much longer before naming their starting shortstop. Manager Jim Riggleman said today the club needs to make a decision between veteran Cristian Guzman and rookie Ian Desmond soon so the…
Mar 26, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan struggled early but rebounded over his 5 2/3 innings. VIERA, Fla. — After some vicious storms overnight and a cloudy morning here at Space Coast Stadium, the sun is beginning to emerge and we will have baseball this afternoon. The Cardinals are back in town for…
Mar 26, 2010, 2:40 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Miguel Batista is likely to serve as a long man in the Nats' bullpen. VIERA, Fla. — Jim Riggleman all but named six members of his Opening Day bullpen this morning: Matt Capps, Brian Bruney, Sean Burnett, Tyler Clippard, Jason Bergmann and Miguel Batista. No huge surprises there,…
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TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Marlins at Nats (DH), 1:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Marlins at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Marlins at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
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