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The Nationals' Racing Presidents face a new challenger from the West Wing -- sort of.
Nationals fans know the names Harper and Strasburg, but Wednesday night the spotlight was on a guy named Taft.
Before Stephen Strasburg threw a strike to open the Washington Nationals' season, an American hero -- Clint Romesha -- tossed the ceremonial first pitch.
The Washington Nationals are back at home for one final game before Opening Day.
Arriving late to a Nationals ball game because of heavy traffic can spoil the fun. Fortunately, there are several bus services available that can take baseball fans directly there.
It's a lofty prediction that excites some fans and worries others it's jinxing the season. "Sports Illustrated" is picking the Nationals as the favorite for the World Series.
Jordan Zimmermann allowed one earned run over six innings while Danny Espinosa and Adam LaRoche each homered to lead the Nationals to a 9-3 win over the Braves in rain-shortened seven inning game at Space Coast Stadium.
Stephen Strasburg allowed one run on five hits over 5 1/3 innings while striking out eight in his strongest outing so far this spring. But the Astros came up with a three-run eighth innings and beat the Nationals 4-2.
For the first five innings it looked like vintage Stephen Strasburg. However, that quickly faded when the pitcher gave up four runs in a six run Atlanta sixth inning. The Braves sent the Nationals to their fifth loss in their last six Grapefruit League games, winning 7-2.
Fifty performers gave their best to try and score a spot on the Nationals' roster of national anthem singers for the upcoming baseball season.