3:35 PM EST, Mon March 02, 2015
CSN Washington 2 hours ago

Strasburg talks signing of Max Scherzer, rise of Nats as franchise

In this latest video from Nationals' spring training in Viera, Mark Zuckerman sits down with Stephen Strasburg to look ahead to the 2015 season.
Nats Insider | CSN Washington 2 hours ago

VIDEO: Stephen Strasburg 1-on-1

In this latest video from Nationals’ spring training in Viera, Mark sits down with Stephen Strasburg to talk about the addition of Max Scherzer and look ahead to the 2015 season. Strasburg reflects on his career so far, now that he’s entering his sixth...

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DC Sports Bog: Bryce Harper jersey makes ‘House of Cards’ cameo

For at least the third time, “House of Cards” has made reference to the Nationals, this time late in Season 3 when Seth Grayson shows up wearing a Bryce Harper road gray jersey.“How was the game?” he’s asked.Read full article >>

Catch four "Nationals Classics" on MASN HD this week

Start spreading the news ... Grapefruit League action begins this week! The first Nationals spring training game will be played Thursday, March 5 at 1:30 p.m. MASN HD will air its first spring training game of the season on Saturday,...
CSN Washington 4 hours ago

Why the Nationals don't use the shift more

The Nationals used the infield shift fewer times than any MLB club last season, but there's a philosophy behind it. Matt Williams explains.

DC Sports Bog: Danny Espinosa’s mustache, Jayson Werth’s haunting stare of death highlight Nationals picture day

Ah, Nats picture day, the annual excuse for Jayson Werth to attempt to break a camera’s will by staring deep into its soul. Werth seemed to be feeling particularly cheerful and chipper on Sunday, as he flashed his pearly whites for the camera while glaring into its lens with the intensity and power of a thousand CBS Sports Minutes.Read full article >>
Washington Post 7 hours ago

Nats Journal: The Heath Bell Smoothie Experience

The picture above shows right-handed reliever Heath Bell in the midst of what looks like a vehement Karate Kid impression during stretching last week, and that is entirely unsurprising. A Yoda statue sits on the top shelf of Bell’s locker ,just above his No. 21 Nationals jersey and a pair of Vans. During down moments, he can be found looking at, then showing others funny videos on his phone, if not earning laughs with some other comical story. All this in a 37-year-old former all-star looking to bounce back, a father of four — soon to be engaged in a competition for a spot in the...

The Heath Bell Smoothie Experience

The picture above shows right-handed reliever Heath Bell in the midst of what looks like a vehement Karate Kid impression during stretching last week, and that is entirely unsurprising. A Yoda statue sits on the top shelf of Bell’s locker ,just above his No. 21 Nationals jersey and a pair of Vans. During down moments, he can be found looking […]
Washington Post 19 hours ago

Washington Nationals’ left-hander Gio Gonzalez aims to keep emotions in check

VIERA, Fla. – Last year was hard for Gio Gonzalez. He is defined by his left arm and bubbly personality. Both took a hit during a trying 2014 season. For the first time in his seven major league seasons, Gonzalez suffered an injury — an inflamed left shoulder – and landed on the disabled list for a month in mid-May while the Washington Nationals were toiling around .500. He dealt with lingering effects of the injury even after his return, and struggled to a 10-10 record — his lowest win total since his second season in the majors.Read full article >>
CSN Washington 21 hours ago

Past failures fuel Barrett to bounce back

Aaron Barrett was the goat of the Nationals' playoff loss to the Giants, but the right-hander can't wait for the opportunity to take the ball in a big spot once again.

Past failures drive Barrett to want ball in big spots again

VIERA, Fla. — Aaron Barrett could be excused if, as he walked off the mound at AT&T Park on the night of Oct. 7, 2014, he wanted nothing more than to bury his head in the sand and never emerge again. Having just uncorked the wild pitch that brought the run home that ultimately won…
CSN Washington 22 hours ago

Phillies lose to Division II baseball team in spring exhibition

The Phillies lost to a Division II college team on Sunday in their first exhibition game of the 2015 schedule.

Max Scherzer throws live batting practice, plus other notes

VIERA, Fla. — Just before Max Scherzer threw to live hitters for the first time Sunday, just after he finished his warmup pitches in the bullpen, he and Nationals Manager Matt Williams removed their caps. Then they hummed the Star Spangled Banner. A few fans and coaches chuckled nearby. The whole thing fit perfectly with the […]
Washington Post 23 hours ago

Nats Journal: Max Scherzer throws live batting practice, plus other notes

VIERA, Fla. — Just before Max Scherzer threw to live hitters for the first time Sunday, just after he finished his warmup pitches in the bullpen, he and Nationals Manager Matt Williams removed their caps. Then they hummed the Star Spangled Banner.Read full article >>
CSN Washington 23 hours ago

Live BP features Scherzer, broken bat, anthem

Before Max Scherzer could begin his first session throwing to live hitters Sunday, he had a strange request for Matt Williams: Hum the national anthem.

Live BP features surprise anthem, broken bats, few hits

VIERA, Fla. — Max Scherzer was just about ready to get started with his first session facing live hitters as a member of the Nationals, except for one small request: He needed somebody to sing the national anthem before he could throw his first pitch. Seriously? “Yes, always,” Scherzer explained afterward. “You’ve got to simulate…

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