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In this week's episode, The Nats Blog's Joe Drugan and Capitol Baseball's Craig MacHenry talk about Washington Nationals spring training games. With live games happening in Viera, several players performances deserved a few minutes of discussion. We talk about:
- Bryce Harper's strong start
- Tom Gorzelanny's dreadful appearance
- Craig Stammen's mixed outing
- Stephen Strasburg's appearance
- Adam LaRoche's injury problem
... and a few other topics. We start the show talking about Craig's awesome new table, and a fake celebrity joins us at the end. We hope you'll enjoy the show.
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As the Washington Nationals head into their eighth season, they finally have something to get excited about.
What started last off-season by signing Jason Werth, the ownership has continued that they want this team wants to contend now.
The franchise’s best divisional finish was in 2011, as they placed third place in the NL East with an 80-81 record just...
The Washington Nationals lost yesterday afternoon 10-2, but that is not what matters. It's the spring, very early in the spring, and winning and losing takes a back seat to tweaking mechanics, shedding rust, and finding roles.
The good news, however, is that Davey Johnson began to vet the supposed roles for the hurlers in the team's pitching staff. As you saw...
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The saga between the Phillies and Nationals has taken another turn. The Nats' flagship radio station is getting in on the act this time.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Gio Gonzalez pitched three scoreless innings in his Washington debut, leading the Nationals to a 5-2 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Gonzalez, acquired in a trade during the offseason from the Oakland Athletics, allowed one hit, walked one and struck out two. He was 16-12 last season with Oakland and had a 3.12 ERA. No other Nationals pitcher had more...
Jordan Zimmermann struck out three in three scoreless innings Wednesday as the Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals played to a 3-all tie.
Cardinals reliever Lance Lynn gave up a tying, two-run homer to Carlos Maldonado in the ninth. The game was called after nine innings.
Zimmermann allowed three hits and walked one in his exhibition debut.
St. Louis prospect Shelby Miller...
Gio Gonzalez pitched three scoreless innings in his Washington debut, leading the Nationals to a 5-2 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Gonzalez, acquired in a trade during the offseason from the Oakland Athletics, allowed one hit, walked one and struck out two. He was 16-12 last season with Oakland and had a 3.12 ERA. No other Nationals pitcher had more than 10 wins last season.
The Mets will kick off their 2012 Grapefruit League schedule as they take on the Washington Nationals tonight at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie, Florida at 6:10 PM. Here are the starting lineups:Washington Nationals:1. Roger Bernadina LF2. Steve Lombardozzi SS3. Mark Teahen 3B4. Chad Tracy 1B5. Rick Ankiel CF6. Bryce Harper RF7. Jesus Flores C8. Xavier Paul DH9. ...
Remember last spring, when Matt Stairs told Bryce Harper that his eyeblack had to go ("It's a high school thing")? Well, Stairs is gone, and so is Harper's Twitter account. But based shots of Harper on screen during the first televised Nats Spring Training game of 2012 on Sunday, it sure looks like Harper has brought back his warpaint-style eyeblack again.
While Bryce Drew won’t be returning to the NCAA tournament this year after losing to Detroit in the Horizon League championship Tuesday night, the future is looks rosy for the first-year head coach.
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Gio makes killer debut, goes 3 scoreless, touches 95. [WaPo]
106.7 launches #FUPhilly campaign. [Nats Enquirer]
Davey wants Werth to be more aggressive. [Nats Journal]
A “humble” Bryce Harper doing right things to make Show. [Wash. Times]
Caps blow two-goal lead, lose in OT to Carolina. [Japers Rink]
Video explanation of Orlov’s 10-min. misconduct. [Puck Daddy]
It’s been a while since we’ve thrown it around. Let’s plan on making this more of a regular occurrence now that it’s baseball season. Here’s a look at some interesting baseball reads around the internet for this March spring day:
-How Aaron Gleeman (baseball blogger/Hardball Talk) lost 150+ pounds. Pretty inspiring. [Aaron Gleeman.com]
-FanGraphs is positionally ranking...