Mets Take Advantage of Errors to Beat Scherzer, Nats 3-1Max Scherzer took a no-hitter into the sixth inning of his Washington debut but was unable to overcome two costly errors by shortstop Ian Desmond, and the New York Mets beat the Nationals 3-1 in their season opener Monday.
Jordan Zimmermann, Ian Desmond Extensions 'Not Looking Good' Before SeasonNationals efforts to sign Jordan Zimmermann and Ian Desmonds have failed so far, and all sides say negotiations will stop on Opening Day.
Why Opening Day Roster Cuts Don't Really MatterOne of the common misconceptions made by baseball fans is to put too much stock in the Opening Day roster. Nationals GM Mike Rizzo explains why that can be misleading.
Strasburg Named Opening Day StarterComing as little surprise, Stephen Strasburg will be the opening day starter for the Nationals when they face the New York Mets on March 31 at Citi Field.
Time to Remove Strasburg's Training WheelsWith 161 games still to play, the Washington Nationals have already written one game into the 'win column' and another page in the Stephen Strasburg mystery novel, leaving everyone to wonder when the training wheels will finally come off.
Harper, Strasburg lead Nationals over Marlins 2-0For Bryce Harper, two homers in his first two at-bats, and even some "M-V-P!" chants. For Stephen Strasburg, 19 consecutive outs during one stretch of seven scoreless innings.
Nats Staring Down Unfamiliar Opening Day PressureAs the Nats prepared for Opening Day 2012, there were plenty of questions for 69-year-old manager Davey Johnson. And one year later, those questions have been answered, and replaced by the massive weight of expectation.
Elfin: President Obama Better Pound The Mound If He Wants The Re-ElectionThere is long, rich history of American presidents throwing out the first pitch on Opening Day in the nation's capital, albeit with a 30+ year gap, however, history hasn't looked kindly on presidents who have skipped the honor in an election year.
Elfin: Lannan Could Be Done In Washington, But Maybe He Should BeJohn Lannan was the Nationals’ Opening Day starter in 2009 and 2010. Washington went 59-103 and 69-93 during those seasons, the second of which Lannan spent part of in the minors, where he'll spend Opening Day to start 2012, as well.
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo Show debuts on The FanThe Mike Rizzo show kicked off Monday night. Every week the Nats GM will have his own show hosted by Bill Rohland and Danny Rouhier to talk Nationals, MLB, and the state of DC Baseball.
David Elfin On Sports: Network Swings And Misses With Opening Day Top 10Yesterday, I almost fell off the treadmill at the health club while watching the rundown of ESPN’s Top 10 Opening Day Moments.