Nats Spring Training
Stephen Strasburg made his first start of the spring and gave up two runs on three hits over two innings of work including a home run as the Mets beat the Nationals 5-3.
The Nationals announced late Thursday afternoon they have agreed to a one-year deal with right-handed pitcher Chris Young.
WTOP's sports reporter Craig Heist sat down with Nats pitchter Stephen Strasburg in Viera, Fla., as he gets set to make his first start of the Grapefruit League season Saturday against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie.
Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg threw to Tyler Moore, Roger Bernadina, Chad Tracy and Chris Snyder as part of the first live batting practice session of the spring.
WTOP's Craig Heist reports
The Nationals will now have two members of their starting rotation pitching for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic after left-hander Ross Detwiler found out Tuesday morning he will be joining teammate Gio Gonzalez on squad.
Washington Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper was scratched from the lineup Saturday night because of a stomach virus.
The Washington Nationals face a serious problem as they try to fill the seats at the home park: Philadelphia Phillies fans, coming from just 125 miles up Interstate 95, flock to the nation's capital in droves, spurred by the difficulty they face getting tickets to their own home games.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson has made no secret to the fact he believes the Nats can win this year and contend for the National League East title. Here's a look at the team position by position.
Mark DeRosa singled to right field in the ninth inning, scoring Danny Espinosa on a close play at the plate and lifting the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison returned to the lineup for the Florida Marlins, who lost to the Washington Nationals 3-2 Friday night.
Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer and Brett Carroll came through with a three-run triple in a six-run, sixth inning as the Nationals beat the Braves 6-3 in Grapefruit League play at Space Coast Stadium.
Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer and Brett Carroll hit a bases-loaded triple and scored on a throwing error as a Washington Nationals split squad defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-3 Thursday.
Craig Heist, WTOP sports reporter
Jordan Zimmermann turned in the best start by a Nationals pitcher this spring going six innings, allowing two hits and striking out two as the Nats beat the Mets 3-2 at Digital Domain Flied.
Ricky Nolasco allowed one run on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings, striking out four as the Marlins beat the Nationals 3-1 at Roger Dean Stadium.
Heath Bell pitched a hitless inning to earn his first save for the Miami Marlins, who beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 in an exhibition game on Tuesday.
John Lannan pitched five strong innings and Roger Bernadina hit a two-run homer to lead the Nationals to their second straight Grapefruit League victory, beating the Astros 7-4 at Space Coast Stadium.
John Lannan went out and pitched as if he belonged in the Nationals' rotation.
After scoring just five runs in their last four Grapefruit League games, the Nationals exploded for a five-run first inning, getting homers from Ian Desmond, Jayson Werth and Roger Bernadina en route to a 12-0 pasting of the New York Mets.