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The pitcher turned position player is having a pretty decent spring for the Washington Nationals. For the first six years of his major league career, Micah Owings was a starting pitcher. He was a starting pitcher who always possessed a good bat. In 205 at bats in his career, Owings has contributed 14 doubles, 2 triples, and 9 home runs.
Owings brought that power to the Nats yesterday, blasting a grand slam home run to lift the Nationals to a 6-3 win over the Astros. Owings hit the slam while pinch hitting for Bryce Harper. For the spring, Owings is batting .368, collecting 7 hits in 19 at bats, including 3 doubles and 2 home runs. Overall, the Nats offense collected 13 hits off the Astros.
Jayson Werth hit his first home run of the spring and Ryan Zimmerman collected two more hits to push his spring batting average to an impressive .500 (11 for 22). Werth was also 2 for 3 on the day. Steve Lombardozzi had two hits as well.
Chris Young made the start on the mou...
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"cowboy" Tyler Moore's Man Card for eating corn on the cob with a knife
and fork in the Nats clubhouse on Thursday. And yes, this is more important than the cuts earlier this morning that sent Eury Perez, Nathan Karns, Sandy Leon, Anthony Rendon, Pat McCoy, Will Rhymes, and Matt Skole to the...
So Gio Gonzalez made an appearance on MLB Network's Intentional Talk on Wednesday following his five shutout innings for Team USA on Tuesday. Here's the video:
Among the interesting tidbits gleaned from the 8 minute segment: Gio has a custom Captain America bat (!?). There it is in a screencap below. Not sure "Just what the Doc ordered" is the best inscription...
The Nationals have assigned three others to the minor league system. Assigned were OF Eury Perez, IF Will Rhymes, and C Sandy Leon. With a healthy Wilson Ramos and Kurt Suzuki, L:eon,w ho saw major league time last season, was destined for the system. Perez is a prospect who could very well begin to see time in Washington this season. in 8 games and 23 at bats...
The Washington Nationals had a good day in the Grapefruit league, playing a pair of split squad games. The two young Nats having sensation springs, Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon, were back at it today.
In game one, the Nats defeated the NY Mets 8-5. Bryce Harper started the Nats out on the right path, smacking a three run home runs in the first inning. Harper is settling...
In perhaps the least surprising announcement of spring training, Davey Johnson has officially named Stephen Strasburg as the Nationals Opening Day starter. Even before the official announcement, it was a foregone conclusion that he would start the game on April 1 against Ricky Nolasco and the Miami Marlins at home. Marlins manager Mike Redmond already named Nolasco their Opening...
Rafael Soriano had his roughest outing of spring training. Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson was hardly concerned.
Soriano, making his fourth appearance, gave up a leadoff single to Houston's Brandon Laird and a first-pitch home run to Nate Freiman to give the Astros a one-run lead in the seventh inning Thursday.
Micah Owings answered for Washington with a grand slam...
As part of our preview for the upcoming 2012 season, we’ll be doing a 10 Bold Predictions for 2013 series that will be featured between now and Opening Day. Our first prediction: Bryce Harper has a better statistical season then Mike Trout.
We’re already getting really tired of all the accusations that we’ve got some kind of weird man-crush on Bryce Harper. We really aren’t...
Adam Wainwright limited Washington to one run in six strong innings and Matt Adams hit a three-run homer in the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-1 exhibition victory over the Nationals on Friday.
Facing mostly Washington backups, Wainwright took a shutout into the sixth inning and allowed only three hits in his second consecutive impressive start.
Jon Jay and Adams homered in a four...