The Nationals are getting healthy just in time to host the St. Louis Cardinals. Plus, at the Mets legitimate?
On this week’s episode of The Baseball Show, there was a bit more positivity in the topics discussed. After all, the Nationals are getting healthier and starting to win again.
Expected by many to compete for a playoff spot this year, and possibly the NL East division, things aren't going quite as planned for the Miami Marlins so far.

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Who should the Nats sign to a long-term extension?

Injury Report

4/17Y. EscobarStrained groin (day-to-day)
4/15C. StammenTorn right flexor tendon (on 15-day DL)
3/27E. DavisRecovery from right elbow surgery (on 15-day DL)
3/27C. JanssenRight rotator cuff tendinitis (on 15-day DL)
3/27N. McLouthRight shoulder surgery (on 15-day DL)
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Nationals - Team News
Craig Stammen - R
Craig Stammen underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a torn right flexor tendon. He's expected to be sidelined for 10 months, but the Nationals think he'll be ready for spring training next season. Stammen is making $2.25 million this season and will be...
Apr 20 5:55PM Read More
Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's 4-1 win against the Phillies. Zimmerman capped the Nationals' three-run fifth inning with an RBI double off of David Buchanan. Zimmerman padded the Nats' lead to 4-0 with a seventh-inning RBI single...
Apr 19 4:28PM Read More
Drew Storen - R
Drew Storen got into two-out trouble but escaped with his fourth save as the Nationals topped... Storen allowed a leadoff single to Ryan Howard, then a two-out single to Ben Revere to bring the tying run to the plate in the form of pinch-hitter Chase Utley. Storen got...
Apr 19 4:26PM Read More
Stephen Strasburg - S
Stephen Strasburg had his first good start of the season on Sunday, giving just one run in 7... Strasburg had retired the first 14 Phillies he faced before Carlos Ruiz singled to left field with two outs in the fifth inning. He had shut the Phillies out over his first...
Apr 19 4:21PM Read More
Wilmer Difo - 2B
Nationals prospect Wilmer Difo collected five hits Saturday for High-A Potomac. One of the hits was Difo's first career grand slam. Last year's South Atlantic League MVP continues to impress every step of the way. The 23-year-old swiped 49 bases for...
Apr 19 4:08PM Read More
Yunel Escobar - 3B
An MRI on Yunel Escobar's groin showed only inflammation. Escobar was injured on Friday when he tweaked his groin while running out a ground ball. He'll avoid the disabled list for now, as the hope is that he can work out Sunday...
Apr 19 10:45AM Read More
Michael Taylor - OF
Nationals optioned OF Michael Taylor to Triple-A Syracuse. Taylor filled in admirably in center field while Denard Span was on the disabled list, batting .271/.314/.500 with two homers and two steals. Span is back now, though, and...
Apr 19 10:21AM Read More
Denard Span - OF
Nationals activated OF Denard Span from the 15-day disabled list. He's starting in center field and batting leadoff versus the Phillies. Span made a rapid recovery from core muscle surgery, as the initial belief was that he would likely be...
Apr 19 10:19AM Read More
Denard Span - OF
The Nationals are likely to activate Denard Span (abdomen) from the disabled list on Sunday. Span underwent core surgery on March 9 and has spent the last month and a half recovering. He went 4-for-8 with a home run during a rehab stint with Low-A Hagerstown and...
Apr 18 6:54PM Read More
Jordan Zimmermann - S
Jordan Zimmermann gave up four runs (two earned) over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Phillies... Zimmermann didn't get any help from his defense, namely from Ian Desmond, but he wasn't particularly sharp either. He gave up four hits and four walks while striking out...
Apr 18 4:46PM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk against the Phillies on Saturday. It was a long blast to straight-away center field which traveled 461 feet. Harper has now gone deep in back-to-back games and is batting .279/.404/.581 with four home runs...
Apr 18 4:43PM Read More
Ian Desmond - SS
Ian Desmond went 3-for-5 in Saturday's loss to the Phillies. All three hits were singles. Desmond now has six hits in his last nine at-bats and has pulled his batting average up from .211 to .298. While he's swinging a hot bat right...
Apr 18 4:42PM Read More
Yunel Escobar - 3B
Yunel Escobar (groin) will undergo an MRI on Saturday. Escobar said that he felt okay on Saturday and remains optimistic that he'll be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list, but the Nationals want to make sure before making...
Apr 18 11:54AM Read More
Jayson Werth - OF
Jayson Werth is not in the Nationals starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the... Clint Robinson is drawing the start in left field and batting fifth for the Nationals against Aaron Harang and the Phillies. The Nationals are likely to give Werth the...
Apr 18 10:53AM Read More
Max Scherzer - S
Max Scherzer dominated the Phillies on Friday, allowing just one run over eight innings in a... Scherzer cruised for the most part, giving up just four hits to go along with nine strikeouts and no walks. The only run scored on a ground out from Freddy Galvis in the...
Apr 17 10:12PM Read More
Next Games
4/21vs. StL4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 MST6:05 EST6:35 VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 CT
4/22vs. StL4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 MST6:05 EST6:35 VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 CT
4/23vs. StL1:05 PT2:05 MT3:05 CT4:05 ET16:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 MST3:05 EST3:35 VEN0:05 UAE (+1)3:05 CT
4/24Mia4:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT
4/25Mia1:10 PT2:10 MT3:10 CT4:10 ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 MST3:10 EST3:40 VEN0:10 UAE (+1)3:10 CT
Last Results
4/19vs. PhiW 4-1
4/18vs. PhiL 3-5
4/17vs. PhiW 7-2
4/16vs. PhiW 5-2
4/15BosW 10-5
4/14BosL 7-8
4/13BosL 4-9
4/12PhiW 4-3
4/11PhiL 2-3
4/10PhiL 1-4
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St. Louis (8-3, 3-2 Road)
Washington (6-7, 4-3 Home)
 StL: L. Lynn  (1-1, 1.64 ERA)
 Was: G. Gonzalez  (1-1, 5.11 ERA)
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Team Stats

Washington Nationals Stats
View All Players  |  Last updated Apr. 20, 2:13 A.M. ET
Ian Desmond13518164015.314
Yunel Escobar11425122011.286
Michael A. Taylor12483133128.271
Wilson Ramos10413112018.268
Bryce Harper134510121047.267
Ryan Zimmerman13497931211.184

Aaron Barrett101.0006005.280.00
Rafael Martin00-1002.050.00
Craig Stammen00-5004.030.00
Matt Thornton00-6003.110.00
Doug Fister101.00022013.050.69
Max Scherzer11.50033021.2250.83
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