March 27th: WSH – 6, NYM -0

Trea Turner had two solo home runs off Mets right-hander Seth Lugo, and has a .279/.323/.459 slash line, with 3 HR, 5 RBI, 28 total bases and 6 stolen bases in the Nats 6-0 victory over the Mets.  Harper also had two home runs, Zimmerman and Drew had a doubles, RBIs from Zimmerman, Harper (3) and Turer (2).  Max Scherzer had a very strong outing, striking out 7 in five scoreless innings (Tim Tebow twice), not giving up a hit until the fifth inning, for a total of 85 pitches against 20 batters.  Scherzer tallied a game score of 67 to Lugo’s 23.  For anyone keeping track, the Nats are 13-14 thru Mar 27 (.481), ranking 8th in the Grapefruit League.

Washington Nationals: Trea Turner, Jacque Jones, and Rick Schu.

March 26th: WSH – 1, HOU – 5

Mar 26 – Gio Gonzalez got beaten up a bit allowing 5 runs in five innings on 91 pitches (58 strikes), striking out five.  Astros Martin Gonzalez and Jake Marisnick both homered, and the Nats lone run came on a Bryce Harper sac fly.  Turner, Eaton and Lind doubled, but the Nats were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left 5 on-base.

Presidents in spring training shirts. Washington Nationals.

spring training washington nationals sign

March 25th: WSH – 4, HOU – 1

Ryan Zimmerman at bat in 2017 spring training game

Tanner Roark returned from the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to pitch 5 and 1/3 innings, striking out five and giving up one run.  Also back from the WBC, Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4, with a two-run double.  Ryan Zimmerman had two hits and scored a run.  Jayson Werth contributed a sac fly in the third.  After Roark, Solis, Kelley and Romero held things at one run.  Blake Treinen, a closer candidate for the NATS, finished things off pitching two thirds of an inning for the save with zeroes across the board.

March 24th: Two games – WSH – 1, STL – 3 | WSH – 0, MIA – 3

The ballpark of the palm beaches, FAU spring training nats

Summary of game for Nats/Cards:

W:  Wacha
L:   Glover
S:  Socolovich

Jeremy Guthrie put up 4 and 1/3 scoreless innings (no hits, 2 BB, 2 SO, 1 HBP), versus the Cards Michael Wacha who had a very strong outing.  Dexter Fowler tripled home a Cards run and scored on a sac fly.  Jayson Werth had a 2-out RBI scoring Joseph.

Summary of game for Nats/Marlins:

W:  Urena
L:  Turner
S:  Cervenka

Nats starter Turner gave up two earned runs in 4.1 innings; Clint Robinson had a two hits, including a double, but the Nats had 6 LOB.

March 23rd: Washington Nationals – 1, New York Mets – 0

Summary of game:

A rain delayed game featured two top pitching prospects — Erick Fedde of the NATS and Robert Gsvllman of the METS — both putting in impressive performances.  Fedde gave up just two hits (three strikeouts) in five shutout innings in the NATS 1-0 win over the METS.  Renton scored Turner on a 2-oudouble.  Treinen struck out 2 and got the save.  A little “fireworks” occurred when umpire Angel Hernandez ejected Mets SS (former Nat) Asdrubal Cabrera, bring Mets manager Collins out for a discussion.

Picture of stadium Nationals spring training, scoreboard

March 22nd: Washington Nationals – 1, St. Louis Cardinals – 6

Summary of game:

Max Scherzer made his Spring Training debut this season, finishing 4 and 2/3 inning, throwing 73 pitches (49 strikes), giving up two runs on five hits and one walk; he struck out four.  Joe Nathan came in on relief and gave up two runs.  The top three in the Cardinals lines – Fowler, Garcia and Carpenter – combined for six hits, six RBIs and three runs scored.  Carlos Martinez started for the Cards, striking out three.  Trea Turner stole one, and scored the only run.

March 21st: Washington Nationals – 3, Atlanta Braves – 1

Summary of game:

W-Kelley, L-Roe, S-Martin

In the only spring game against NL East rivals, Ryan Zimmerman and Emmanuel Burriss stood out with 2 hits and a run each; Drew, Burris and Severino each had doubles.

Gio Gonzalez had 4 and 1/3 strong innings, continuing a strong spring.  He gave up a solo homer on three hits with two strikeouts and one walk.  RBI came from Difo, Severino and Robinson. The NATS had 5 LOB.