Tagged: ‘MLB’

Saturday offered a fresh reminder of the new-look Nationals defense
March 18th, 2017 at 6:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** Washington catcher Matt Wieters, a former Gold Glove winner, is part of a new defensive combo up the middle. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. â?? Neither the Washington Nationals nor the Houston Astros played particularly well in the Astros' 5-4 win Saturday afternoon. The Astros, for...

Nationals’ Jayson Werth to sit Saturday with sore knee
March 18th, 2017 at 1:21 PM
***PHOTO1*** Jayson Werth was held out of Saturday's game with a sore knee. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. â?? The original lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros included Jayson Werth. The second iteration did not. Werth's knee was sore, so Dusty Baker decided to sit him...

Right-handed prospect Erick Fedde struggles for the first time this spring
March 17th, 2017 at 7:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** Erick Fedde, shown here in a start earlier this spring, struggled Friday against the Marlins. (John Bazemore/Associated Press) JUPITER, Fla. â?? Earlier this week, Nationals pitching coach Mike Maddux praised Erick Fedde's competitiveness, the way he seems to want to beat each hitter, the way he never backs down. But...

Gio Gonzalez deals, Bryce Harper homers, and Koda Glover delivers
March 16th, 2017 at 7:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** Gio Gonzalez threw five hitless innings Thursday.  Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. â?? The Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets in 2 hours 17 minutes Thursday, an unthinkably fast game by spring training standards. Incomprehensibly, to those who watch the Nationals regularly, Gio Gonzalez started...

Joe Ross, Shawn Kelley have about as good a bracket strategy as any
March 16th, 2017 at 4:43 PM
***PHOTO1*** WASHINGTON â?? March Madness has arrived, which means it's time to take account of some local professional athletes and their NCAA Tournament brackets.'s Jamal Collier caught up with Nationals pitchers Shawn Kelley and Joe Ross, both of whom went with their hearts in picking winners, which is probably as...