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Tyler Moore returns to the Nationals


Tyler Moore returns to the Nationals

By Rich Dubroff
CSNwashington.comThe days of the Nationals carrying three catchers are at an end, at least for now. After Wednesday nights game, manager Davey Johnson said that Carlos Maldonado was headed to the 15-day disabled list with a back injury, and the team was recalling outfielder Tyler Moore from Triple-A Syracuse.Moore spent a month with the Nationals before being optioned to the Chiefs on May 28. Hes batting .158 (3-for-19). After his return to Syracuse from Washington, Moore was 9-for-21 with two home runs.I wasnt gone long, but its always a great thing when you get called back up, Moore said. Its a surprise, but its definitely a good surprise to be back up.
In his first stint, Moore, who was the Nationals 16th round choice in the 2008 draft, said he learned a lot being around his teammates.Now, I can kind of come in and relax. I know what my role is going to be, to come in and help this team win, Moore said. Moore may play some left field and pinch hit. The Nationals begin six games in Boston and Toronto on Friday night, but he probably wont DH. Michael Morse will do most of that. If I DH, thats fine. If I come off the bench, thats fine. Whatever I can do to help this team keep winning, Moore said.

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Did Max Scherzer's dance moves cause the Junkies' broadcast to lose power?

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Did Max Scherzer's dance moves cause the Junkies' broadcast to lose power?

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."


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

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The sound of Bryce Harper's first spring training HR is beautiful


The sound of Bryce Harper's first spring training HR is beautiful

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. 


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.