• Washington Nationals at Houston Astros: Grapefruit League GameThread - Tanner Roark vs ‘Stros
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    Washington Nationals at Houston Astros: Grapefruit League GameThread - Tanner Roark vs ‘Stros

    Tanner Roark returns to Grapefruit League action as the Nationals take on the Astros on MASN and 106.7 the FAN and MLB.tv at 1:05 PM EDT. Before that, the Washington Nationals right-hander made just one appearance in relief for the U.S., but after a ten-day layoff in-between outings, Roark tossed four scoreless, allowing a walk and two hits in a 48-pitch effort in a 2-1 win on a rainy night last week in LAs Dodger Stadium. Arm felt good, felt nice and loose, Roark told reporters after the win.

  • Can Bryce Harper finally silence his critics this season?
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    Can Bryce Harper finally silence his critics this season?

    It’s a make-or-break year for Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. On the surface, that statement seems insane. Even baseball’s best players are still developing at age 24. Paul Goldschmidt, for instance, was just finishing up his first full

  • First Baseman's View: Dom Smith
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    First Baseman's View: Dom Smith

    Despite using the same lineup Wednesday and Thursday, save for Kevin Plawecki being in for Travis d'Arnaud on Thursday, Terry Collins said he has not yet committed to a set order, though he hopes to by Opening Day... "I don't know what it's going to be right now, I really don't," he insisted after Thursday's game. "We'll decide night to night, who we are facing and who fits where. ... Right now, I have no idea what the lineup is going to be." The lineup he used earlier this week, which drew praise from fans and media, looked as follows, with the catcher hitting eighth in front of the pitcher...