Found March 01, 2014 on Pro Sports Daily:
Jayson Werth said good morning and then asked me over to his locker. "Take a look at this," Werth said, taking a baseball card from a stack on a shelf. It appeared to be Werth's Topps card for 2014. Except... "Whose card do you think that is?" he asked. It's a picture that includes Werth pointing to something in the stands at Nationals Park — he's not sure what anymore. It's kind of neat, actually. But ... it could be anybody's card. "Thank you," Werth said. Ian Desmond on the left, Anthony Rendon in the middle and Werth on the right. Even the Washington Nationals' assistant trainer, Steve Gober, can be seen clearly. The only reason you'd know for sure it was Werth's card is because you know what Werth looks like. (Like Animal on "The Muppets.") The card happens to be captioned with Werth's name and position under his part of the picture, but that seems like happenstance. It's just so ... "...

Jayson Werth scratched from Nationals’ ST game

It had been expected that Jayson Werth was going to make his Grapefruit League debut today against the Miami Marlins. Now, multiple sources affiliated with the Washington Nationals are reporting that Werth has been scratched from today’s lineup with no reason given. The new lineup will now feature Eury Perez in center and Nate McLouth in right field.

Nationals’ Danny Espinosa getting time at short

He’s competing with Anthony Rendon for the starting second base job, but Danny Espinosa is getting the majority of his work so far this spring at shortstop. Mark Zuckerman of Comcast SportsNet Washington details the work of Espinosa, who has been splitting time with incumbent shortstop Ian Desmond during workouts. When Nationals infielders take their positions for defensive...

Washington Nationals: 2014 Season Preview

Standing O Sports is previewing all 32 Major League teams seasons, division by division, team by team. Today, we focus on the National League East and the Washington Nationals. What Happened Last Season: The Washington Nationals were the overwhelming favorites to win the NL East last season. They were the popular pick to represent the National League in the World Series, but the...

Braves tally 25 hits in spring loss to Nationals

VIERA, Fla. -- Jordan Zimmermann breezed through two shutout innings with only 20 pitches for the Washington Nationals in what turned into a wild, 16-15 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. Zimmermann, who tied for the NL lead with 19 wins last season, gave up one hit and struck out one in his brief appearance. The right-hander had a lot of success with his changeup last year...

Hooters Phillies Ball Girls, Angry Matt Stairs & Hummer 69 Jersey

  Ahhhh, spring is here. You know how I know spring is here? The Hooters ball girls were out in all their glory…

Taylor triples in game winner for Nats spring training opener against Mets

Prospect OF Michael Taylor tripled in the game winning run in the ninth inning to lift the Washington Nationals to a 5-4 win in their Spring Training opener.   Tyler Robertson closed out the ninth inning to preserve the win and pick up the save. The Nats got on the scoreboard first in the fifth inning with an RBI by catcher Wilson Ramos that scored Ian Desmond.  It was the first...

Nats Win Third Straight To Start Grapefruit League Action

Bob and FP returned to our televisions on Sunday afternoon for the Nationals’ third Grapefruit League matchup of 2014. Doug Fister, perhaps the biggest acquisition of the offseason in all of baseball, made his Nationals spring debut against the Miami Marlins. Fister’s fastball velocity was a couple miles per hour off his 2013 average through his two innings of work, but there’s...

2014 NL East preview – Marshall Garvey

Washington Nationals 2013 result: 86-76, 2nd place Blame it on having to follow a 98-win season (and thus hoping to alleviate the sting of their NLDS loss to the Cardinals), but it was difficult to see the 2013 Nationals as anything but a disappointment. At 86-76, they were far from an embarrassment, and certainly didn’t trip over their shoelaces in the face of high expectations...

Nationals win sloppy slugfest over Braves

On Twitter, Ian Desmond called the Washington Nationals' game today a dolly whopper, a term of his own creation. I can’t think of any description more apt for this 31-run, 14-walk, six-error, four-hour monstrosity. If you didn’t follow the game, just read and you’ll see what I mean. Starting the game and making his spring debut, Jordan Zimmermann easily handled a Braves’...

Rafael Montero Perfect In Spring Debut

Baseball is back and the Mets had Rafael Montero on the mound to throw the first pitch of the Grapefruit league season today against the Washington Nationals at Tradition Field. Montero, who played... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Nats Top Mets In 2014 Grapefruit League Opener

While the bitter winter in Washington, DC simply will not end, the sun was shining in Port St. Lucie as the Nationals got their 2014 Grapefruit League schedule underway against the New York Mets on Friday. Meanwhile, Matt Williams settled into his first season as an MLB manager by debating where to stand in the dugout before the game. Taylor Jordan, the Nats starter for their...

Mets Open Spring Games With 5-4 Loss To Nationals

The Mets opened their Grapefruit League season on Friday, with a 5-4 loss to the Washington Nationals at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. It was scintillating to watch a Mets game again, even a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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