Astros (3) @ Nationals (6)

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

Space Coast Stadium - Viera, FL

Grapefruit League GameThread: Nats vs Cards

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New Washington Nationals' starter Dan Haren makes his fourth Grapefruit League start this afternoon at 1:05 pm EST from Jupiter, Florida's Roger Dean Stadium, where he'll face the St. Louis Cardinals that originally selected him out of Pepperdine.

Wire Taps: Zimmermann Talks Change; Gio Talking

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Washington Nationals' right-hander Jordan Zimmermann talked to 106.7 the FAN In D.C.'s Holden Kushner and Danny Rouhier about the peace and quiet he was enjoying with Gio Gonzalez pitching for Team USA in the WBC.

WBC GameThread: USA vs Dominican Republic In Miami

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Washington Nationals' left-hander Ross Detwiler is scheduled to pitch today, but Team USA knuckler R.A. Dickey is starting in tonight's World Baseball Classic Round 2 matchup with the Dominican Republic. Will Detwiler come on in relief?

Nats 6-3 Over Astros On Micah Owings' Grand Slam

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Washington Nationals' Chris Young got the start this afternoon and Nats' pitcher-turned-hitter Micah Owings hit a seventh inning grand slam that ended up being the difference in the 6-3 Grapefruit League win over the Houston Astros at Space Ghost.

Grapefruit League GameThread: Nats vs Astros

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The Washington Nationals are playing the Houston Astros... again... this afternoon in Grapefruit League action with veteran right-hander Chris Young on the mound for the Nats against the Astros' right-hander Alex White.

Wire Taps: Nats Trim Spring Training Roster To 42

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The Washington Nationals optioned or reassigned seven players this morning including Anthony Rendon, Eury Perez and Matt Skole trimming their Spring Training roster to 42 before they take on the Houston Astros this afternoon in Viera, Florida.

Nats' Davey Johnson On LHPs In the 2013 Bullpen...

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Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson talked to reporters about how the 2013 Nats' bullpen will likely be structured and said that the decision was really made the moment that the Nationals signed Rafael Soriano this winter.

Nats' No.1 Prospect Wears No.6; Rizzo on Rendon

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Washington Nationals' manager Mike Rizzo made the rounds of the talk shows this morning and one name that kept coming up was that of the Nats' top prospect, Anthony Rendon. Rizzo says you'll be buying your no.6 jerseys soon enough...

Stephen Strasburg vs the Marlins On Opening Day

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Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson reluctantly admitted the obvious this morning when he told reporters that Stephen Strasburg would be the Nats' Opening Day starter when the Miami Marlins come to the nation's capital on April 1st.

Nats 8-5 Over Mets: Zimmermann Sharp, Harp Hits HR

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Washington Nationals' right-hander Jordan Zimmermann bounced back from a "dead arm" start against the St. Louis Cardinals in today's outing against the New York Mets and Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman and Danny Espinosa paced the Nats w/ two hits each.

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