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NBC Sports 2019 MLB Season Preview: Time, stream, how to watch

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NBC Sports 2019 MLB Season Preview: Time, stream, how to watch

On Thursday, March 28, the Major League Baseball season will kick into full swing as all 30 teams embark on the 2019 season. Though Spring Training and expert analysis helps provide us with some idea on how the season may shape out, you may still feel a little out of the loop on what to expect around the league. Well, worry no more, because NBC Sports has you covered.

A special 2019 MLB Season Preview by the NBC Sports Washington Regional Networks the will be aired on Wednesday, providing viewers with an in-depth and interactive way to prepare for the 2019 MLB season. Interested in tuning in?

Here's how you can, and what you can expect to see:

If you don't already have the MyTeams app on your phone be sure to download it here.

HOW TO WATCH 2019 MLB SEASON PREVIEW

Date: Wednesday, March 28

Time: 2:00 p.m. ET

App: MyTeams App

WHAT TO WATCH 2019 MLB SEASON PREVIEW

Hosts: David Kaplan (@thekapman), Leila Rahimi (@leilarahimi)

MLB Insiders: 

NBC Sports Washington: Todd Dybas (Nationals)
NBC Sports Bay Area: Alex Pavlovic (Giants)
NBC Sports Bay Area: Ben Ross (Athletics)
NBC Sports Boston: Trenni Kusnierek (Red Sox)
NBC Sports Chicago: David Dejesus (Cubs)
NBC Sports Chicago: Vinnie Duber (White Sox)
NBC Sports Philadelphia: Corey Seidman (Phillies)

Analysis:  Kaplan, Rahimi and the NBC Sports' insiders will discuss a multitude of topics throughout the league during the one-hour special. Hitting on storylines and predictions, the preview promises to deliver all the information needed to have you ready for the MLB season.

Interactive Involvement: Viewers will also have a chance to be part of the show, as questions can be submitted on Twitter using #MLBPreviewNBC to be answered during the special. 

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3 things to watch as the Nationals head to Miami for the first time in 2019

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3 things to watch as the Nationals head to Miami for the first time in 2019

The Washington Nationals wrapped up their series with the San Francisco Giants by winning the final two contests to take the series. Now their sights turn back toward their division and the Miami Marlins for a three-game tilt. Here are three things to watch for:

  1. Negotiations between Anthony Rendon and the Nationals opened back up this week in their six-game homestand. How will the Nats third baseman take the added noise? He was 3-for-11, both hits being singles, in the two games following. Before the Giants series started he was batting .400 with a 1.333 OPS.
  2. From the lead-off spot Adam Eaton has been doing damage to opposing pitchers in a short amount of time. While still early, he's at .319 on the year and getting base knocks in the opening innings. Five of his 22 hits are from the first at-bat of the game to go with three walks. Getting the young pitchers rattled early in Miami will allow them to jump out to early leads. 
  3. This year's Marlins are putting up the 2018 Baltimore Orioles numbers. Through 19 games they have four wins. Two in their past 15. They've scored the fewest runs (48) in MLB. They're bad and a couple of innings pitched against the Marlins might just be what the Nats bullpen needs.  

 The game broadcast will be at 7:10 PM ET on 106.7 the Fan and MASN2. 

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Washington Nationals Roundup: Justin Miller resumes throwing activity

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Washington Nationals Roundup: Justin Miller resumes throwing activity

The Washington Nationals won their series against the San Francisco Giants by taking the final two games. Now their attention is back in the National League East as they play against the Miami Marlins on Friday. 

Here's the latest Nationals, Giants and Marlins news:

Player Notes: 

NATIONALS:

Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin finally earned his first win with a Curly W on his chest against the Giants. The lefty went 7.2 innings allowing one run on two hits and a walk while fanning nine batters. Even though it was his first win, it's been a strong start to 2019 with a 2.36 ERA and 0.90 WHIP.

Relief pitcher Justin Miller was seen playing catch in the outfield before Thursday's game. Miller is currently on the 10-day injured list and could return on April 23. The beginning of his season saw 6.1 innings pitched across seven games. 

Shortstop Wilmer Difo went yard and was 2-for-3 against the Giants. In addition to Difo's second home run of the season he also had a walk in his fill-in duties for the injured Trea Turner. He's at a .229/.315/375 slash line for the season. 

GIANTS:

Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz allowed four earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven across 4.2 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Nationals. Pomeranz struggled to work efficiently during his Thursday afternoon outing, allowing runs and multiple baserunners in four of his five innings.

MARLINS: 

Pitcher Edward Cabrera was placed on the minor league 7-day injured list with an upper back issue. The Marlins believe Cabrera could be a huge addition to their pitching staff this year as he is holding opposing batters to a .171 average in High A ball. 

Injures: 

2B Brian Dozier: Toe, Sidelined

SS Trea Turner: Finger, 10-Day IL 

RP Koda Glover: Elbow, 10-Day IL

RP Justin Miller: Back, 10-Day IL

Coming Up: 

Friday, 4/19: Nationals @ Marlins, 7:10 p.m., Marlins Park

Saturday, 4/20: Nationals @ Marlins, 6:10 p.m., Marlins Park

Sunday, 4/21: Nationals @ Marlins, 1:10 p.m., Marlins Park

Source: Rotoworld

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