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While the Nationals played their first home game of Spring Training on Sunday (a rain-delayed tie in which Anthony Rendon homered and Drew Storen coughed up the tying run in the 9th), several Nats players attended the Daytona 500, including Ryan Zimmerman, Adam LaRoche, Craig Stammen, Tyler Clippard, and Jayson Werth.
And there's Werth in the photo above of Werth by chandlerhall16 H/T @recordsANDradio.
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Bryce Harper is going to be the Nationals' every day left fielder in 2013 after spending nearly all of 2012 in center. Of course, after the team traded for Denard Span, Harper was shifted to left to accomodate the new acquisition. Anyway, in today's Spring Training opener against the Mets, Harper got a rough introduction to his new full-time position. In the bottom of the...
This year, the Washington Nationals have moved outfielder Bryce Harper from center field to left and yesterday, Bryce got his first opportunity to show off his ability at the new position.
In the Nationals spring training opener against the New York Mets yesterday, Harper was tested by New York center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis in the third inning as he lines a shot in the direction...
It appears that Ryan Zimmerman, Adam LaRoche, Jayson Werth, Craig Stammen, and Tyler Clippard took the afternoon off to attend the Daytona 500. The below picture was shared on Twitter by Getty Images Manager Mike McCarthy.
Hardly the most flattering picture of Ryan Zimmerman in the world, but I don't think we'll start hearing the "fat rumors" that came...
The Washington Nationals are 0-1-1 in their first two spring training games. They tied in 10 innings today with Miami, 2-2. Drew Storen blew a save and allowed 2 hits and 1 run in 1 inning of work, to blow the 2-1 Nats lead in the ninth inning. Both of Washington's 2 RBI today came from a 2 run home run by the 6th overall draft pick of the 2011 MLB Draft, Anthony Rendon...
Gio Gonzalez possesses one of the most important one-two statistical duos for a starting pitcher: high strikeout rates with high ground ball rates.Over the last two seasons, when Gonzalez has really come into his own, he’s racked up an impressive 9.06 K/9 (6th-best in MLB of the 77 pitchers with at least 300 innings over the span) with a 47.8% ground ball rate (28th). Only Cliff...
Stephen Strasburg made his spring debut on Saturday with mixed results. The 24-year–old right hander was on a 45 pitch count.
Strasburg gave up a homer in the first inning to Ruben Tejada. In all he needed 31 pitches to get out of the first but a strong second inning left him with 42 pitches thrown total.
The Nationals held Strasburg to 159 1/3 innings pitched last season despite...
DC Sports Bogposted about Jimmy Johnson's post-Daytona 500 victory celebration on Sunday, which apparently involved the filming of a Harlem Shake video that included Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche. Video above.Good luck identifying Werth and LaRoche, though, it's not easy to pick 'em out. We're guessing LaRoche is the guy who drives by on the dirt bike, and Werth is...
Matt den Dekker of the New York Mets is working hard in an attempt to procure himself a spot on New York's Opening Day roster. He spent last year split between AA Binghamton and AAA Buffalo, and the 25-year old posted a .779 OPS with 17 homers between the two levels. In the seventh inning, Washington Nationals prospect Anthony Rendon hit a ball to deep center field and den Dekker...
VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- By the time spring training ends, Jordan Zimmermann wants to have enough confidence in his changeup that he can throw it in any count.
Zimmermann was pleased with the results of his first Grapefruit League test Sunday, when he pitched three innings for the Washington Nationals in a 2-2 tie with the Miami Marlins that was stopped after 10 innings.
Here are the lineups for the Mets and Washington Nationals for Monday's 6:10 p.m. game:
Collin Cowgill, cf
Ruben Tejada, ss
David Wright, 3b
Ike Davis, 1b
Marlon Byrd, rf
Jamie Hoffmann, lf
Andrew Brown, dh
John Buck, c
Wilmer Flores, 2b
Collin McHugh, rhp
Also pitching: Gonzalez Germen, Scott Rice, Elvin Ramirez, Greg Burke
Spring training has started, Gio Gonzalez has been freed from implication in his PED investigation, according to the ESPN Outside The Lines report, and there are some good young players worth mentioning so far in spring training. What better reasons do we need to record another episode of the podcast?