Category Archives: spring training

Long Day of Baseball; Nats Split Twi-City Doubleheader

It was a long day for all involved.
The Washington Nationals played a pair of spring training games yesterday, defeating the New York Mets 6-5 at home and falling to the Houston Astros 6-5 in Kissimmee, FL in the nightcap. 
And although the Houston game was listed as a "split squad" game, several players that appeared in the home game also played in the night game, and skipper Jim Riggleman was Continue reading

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Marquis and Espinosa Lead Nationals Over Marlins, 8-4

If the Washington Nationals are going to pick up wins over their final record in 2010, it’s going to come from the progression of the starting pitching, which was near the bottom of all statistical categories in a campaign where they won 69 games.
So far this spring, the starters are getting the job done, and today in Jupiter, FL Jason Marquis added to the list of impressive outings by the Continue reading

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Nats Top Mets in Extras; Zimmermann Excels in Second Start

Laynce Nix drove in exciting minor league outfielder Eury Perez with a double in the top of the tenth inning, leading the Washington Nationals to a 4-3 victory over their N.L. East foe New York Mets, before a nice crowd at Digital Domain Stadium in Port St. Lucie, FL.
Perez singled and immediately stole second base to get into scoring position for the veteran Nix, trying to make the Nats as a Continue reading

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Detwiler Sharp in Nationals 5-0 Loss to Atlanta

The Washington Nationals could only muster two hits today against a parade of Atlanta Braves pitchers, including young star Tommy Hanson, in a 5-0 loss before 6,250 at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL.
But the story for the Nats today centers around their own young starter, left-hander Ross Detwiler.  Pitching on his 25th brithday, he went three solid innings, surrendering an unearned run on two Continue reading

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Maya and Bernie’s Day to Impress; Nats beat Marlins 8-4

The measure of spring training success isn’t always in wins and losses.  But it doesn’t hurt to win, either.
Three games into their spring season, the Washington Nationals are showing signs of life — and competition — as they bested their nemesis Florida Marlins 8-4, before 2,190 on a sunny, 70 degree afternoon at Space Coast Stadium.
Today’s heroes were Roger Bernadina and Yunesky Maya, with Continue reading

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Nationals Kick Off Grapefruit League Schedule with Win

The Washington Nationals pounded out 14 hits, including two home runs by Michael Morse, en route to a 9-3 win over the New York Mets in both team’s Grapefruit League opener.
Bryce Harper, the Nats No. 1 overall pick in last summer’s amateur draft, went 0-for-2, striking out twice, in his first action against big league players.
Morse, battling with several players for playing time in a Continue reading

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Nats Spring Fashion And First Merch FAIL of 2011

The NQ needed to gather some supplies this morning that we didn’t necessarily bring with us initially so we chained the dogs and dragon to a pole and left our campsite in their care and made our way into Viera. We made a quick stop along the way at Space Coast Stadium to see if [...] Continue reading

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The Swiss Family Bloggerson

Good morning, Natstown. We are blogging at you live at Manatee Hammock, roughly 17 miles from Space Coast Stadium. We are also blogging at you from a jungle. I’m not sure what we have gotten ourselves into. After 13 hours in the car yesterday we pulled up to our destination and were completely shocked. Our [...] Continue reading

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Spring Training, Ho!

My apologies for the lack of updates the past two days. The NQ has had to cross our “Ts” and dot our “Is” to prepare for our trip to Viera and a good thing too: the screws were tightening at Headquarters and the weather has been horrible. No matter. We are on the road. The [...] Continue reading

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So While The Nats Drive Around In Golf Carts…

Well, we are finally ready. The cover wagon has been packed up, the wheel axles have been changed and greased, the oxen are fine and fed. All that is left to do is get a box of shells for the musket and procure a 30 day supply of salted beef for the trip to Florida. [...] Continue reading

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