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Once again Bryce Harper was a catalyst and Ross Detwiler was superb as the Nationals edged the Diamondbacks 2-1 at Nationals Park.
WTOP's Craig Heist sat down with MLB.com's Nationals beat reporter Bill Ladson and talked about Harper, the struggling offense and the great pitching this team has gotten from its starters and from the bullpen.
Bryce Harper went 0-for-3 in the Nationals' 5-1 loss Tuesday night to the Diamondbacks with a strikeout and a pair of ground outs, but it was what he did in the seventh inning that had the crowd buzzing and players talking afterward.
Once again, Jordan Zimmermann received very little run support. But, as was the case in his last start against the Cincinnati Reds, the Nationals were able to do just enough to squeak out a one-run win beating the Astros 3-2.
He takes very little credit when he pitches well -- but it was hard to ignore what Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez did against the Houston Astros on Tuesday night in a 1-0 win at Nationals Park.
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.
Craig Heist talks with Nats Manager Davey Johnson about his team, his managerial style and his outlook for the upcoming season.
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.
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.
The Nationals offense remained missing in action on Friday as Bud Norris and Lucas Harrell combined to throw six shut out, no hit innings as the Astros beat the Nats 5-1, keeping Washington winless over their last 10 Grapefruit League games.