Nationals (49-32) vs. Reds (29-52) at Nationals Park
The Nationals have already taken the first two games of this four-game set against the Reds. On Saturday night they'll look to secure the series win with Joe Ross (7-4, 3.30) on the mound.
Ross will face the Reds for the first time in his career. He is hoping to bounce back from a four-run outing against the Mets his last time out.
The Reds will start right-hander Dan Straily (4-5, 4.38). He beat the Nats back on June 4 in Cincinnati with seven innings of two-run ball. Straily, however, has allowed 17 runs in his last three outings across 14 total frames.
First pitch: 7:15 p.m.
Radio: 106.7 The Fan
Starting pitchers: Nats - Joe Ross vs. Reds - Dan Straily
CF Ben Revere
LF Jayson Werth
RF Bryce Harper
2B Daniel Murphy
C Wilson Ramos
1B Clint Robinson
3B Stephen Drew
SS Danny Espinosa
RHP Joe Ross
SS Zack Cozart
LF Jose Peraza
1B Joey Votto
RF Jay Bruce
3B Eugenio Suarez
2B Brandon Phillips
CF Billy Hamilton
C Tucker Barnhart
RHP Dan Straily
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Watching Max Scherzrer rack up Ks during a game is a usual sight for fans.
Dancing is not.
On Wednesday while the Sports Junkies were broadcasting at Nats Spring Training in West Palm Beach, we got a taste of what the back-to-back Cy Young Award winner has to offer on the dance floor.
With just about a week left until their season kicks off, manager Dave Martinez hired a DJ for the day's workout, saying he wanted to "turn it up a notch."
Well he turned it up a few too many notches, causing the back end of the complex where the Junkies were broadcasting to lose power.
While the Junkies were put in a pickle because of said DJ, we were able to get a glance of Scherzer dancing to Drakes' "God's Plan."
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It's nice to see the usually lazer-focused pitcher let loose.
While Scherzer's dance moves didn't actually cause the Junkies to lose power, it's nice to think they were too much for the ballpark to handle.
106.7 The Fans Sports Junkies simulcasts on NBC Sports Washington every weekday morning from 6:00 to 10:00 am ET. You can stream the Sports Junkies right here.
It's that wonderful time of year again — when baseball teams flock to warmer climates for spring training and the regular season is practically around the corner — and Bryce Harper is already killing it.
It took the Washington Nationals a few games to brush away their offseason cobwebs and get back into gear, but since the beginning of March, they're riding a five-game win streak as of Sunday the 4th.
They are 6-4-1 in spring training going into Monday's matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Since Thursday, the Nats have taken down — in order — the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, defending World Series champion Houston Astros, the Detroit Tigers and the Mets again. Sunday's 6-2 win against the Tigers was in large part thanks to Harper's bat, as the star of the team drilled his first home run of spring training.
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Turn up the volume for this one because the sound of Harper's contact with the ball is just beautiful — and perhaps enough to get you pumped for the March 29 opener.
Harper blew this ball away in the bottom of the third for a two-run homer with Howie Kendrick on base. He also had a single in the fourth and finished the game with three RBI.
Gio Gonzalez was the winning pitcher for the Nats.
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