Mar 5, 2010, 5:32 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chris Duncan (right) has started at first base the last two days. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Chris Duncan is one of the more-interesting non-roster players in Nationals camp. He's got a track record of success at the big-league level, having twice bopped 20-plus homers for the Cardinals…
Mar 5, 2010, 3:21 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Disney-fied spring training home of the Atlanta Braves. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Hello from the "Happiest Place on Earth" (TM), otherwise known as Disney's Wide World of Sports. The spring home of the Braves is a wonderful complex, one of the nicest in the state. But…
Mar 4, 2010, 9:38 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nyjer Morgan went 0-for-4 in the Nats' 15-5 loss to the Astros. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Those were the words of Jason Bergmann following the Nationals' Grapefruit League opener today, a 15-5 shellacking at the hands of the Astros that wasn't easy on the eyes for anyone among the…
Mar 4, 2010, 5:11 PM EDT
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Josh Willingham, the final Nationals player to report to camp, arrived in Viera yesterday and is at the complex today working out with guys who didn't make the trip to either Kissimmee or Jupiter. Willingham, whose wife Ginger gave birth to new son Ryder last week, won't be thrown into games right…
Mar 4, 2010, 3:03 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Osceola County Stadium, spring home of the Houston Astros. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Hello from Osceola County Stadium, site of today's Grapefruit League opener between the Nationals and Astros. It's another chilly, windy day here in the Sunshine State. But for the first time this year, we've got an…
Mar 3, 2010, 11:24 PM EDT
VIERA, Fla. — The first two weeks of spring training are always the toughest, especially for reporters who want to write about some actual news and start to formulate some conclusions on players and where they stand in the competition for roster spots. Unfortunately, not much happens during this first stage of camp, unless your…
Mar 3, 2010, 8:26 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER A starter his whole career, Tyler Clippard posted a 2.69 ERA in relief last season. VIERA, Fla. — A year ago at this time, Tyler Clippard had visions of making the Nationals' Opening Day rotation and realizing his dream of becoming a big-league starting pitcher. When he learned…
Mar 3, 2010, 2:37 PM EDT
VIERA, Fla. — Few pitchers in this camp (non-Strasburg division) have been praised as much as Garrett Mock, which may come as a surprise to those who immediately think of the right-hander's 3-10 record and 5.62 ERA during a frustrating 2009. Mock, though, has always possessed some of the best "stuff" in the organization, and…
Mar 3, 2010, 12:17 AM EDT
VIERA, Fla. — Single-game tickets went on sale this morning, and unless you were one of the lucky few who called right at the stroke of 10 a.m. (or unless you’re part of a season-ticket plan) you were probably left out in the cold for Opening Day seats. According to the Nationals, by 10:07 a.m.…
Mar 2, 2010, 9:32 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER At 26, Justin Maxwell may be running out of time to stick in the majors. VIERA, Fla. — Justin Maxwell has been on the Nationals' radar screen for some time now. It's been 2 1/2 years since the Olney, Md., native made his big-league debut, launching a grand…
NL EAST STANDINGS
x-Clinched division title
WED: Nats at Braves, 7:10 p.m.
THU: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
FRI: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
SAT: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Marlins, 1:10 p.m.
TUE: Mets at Nats 7:05 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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