Nationals Journal: Pitchers

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Nationals getting interest in Chris Young; trade is possible

The Nationals have received interest from three or four teams about trading for towering right-hander Chris Young.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:42 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Young, Starting pitchers, trades

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Taylor Jordan to start Nationals’ Grapefruit League opener Friday

The right-hander competing for the fifth starter’s spot will start against the Mets in Port St. Lucie.

By James Wagner  |  07:37 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Gio Gonzalez, Injuries, Josh Johnson, rafael soriano, Rotation, Starting pitchers, Taylor Jordan

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 02/24/2014

The Nationals’ pitchers had a hitting contest

To break up the monotony of spring training, Nationals coaches added a competitive element to pitchers practicing their bunting.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:35 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann, Pitchers, Spring Training, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 02/16/2014

Wrapping up today’s workout: Ryan Zimmerman arrives, Matt Williams gives signs, Felipe Rivero throws

Ryan Zimmerman had a first baseman’s mitt waiting for him in Viera, and other notes from Day 2.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:52 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pitchers and catchers, Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 02/15/2014

Scenes from Matt Williams’s first day and the Nationals’ first workout

Matt Williams fired up Stephen Strasburg, Christian Garcia made it through and other scenes from the Nats’ first workout.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:26 PM ET, 02/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  matt williams, pitchers and catchers

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 02/15/2014

Nationals pitchers and catchers ready for first workout; Josh Roenicke got an assist from Ian Desmond

As the Nationals prepare for their first workout of spring, Josh Roenicke is glad to be here.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:42 AM ET, 02/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pitchers and catchers, Spring Training

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Nationals pitchers and catchers will report Feb. 13

The idea of spring training’s first day is a nice counterweight to freezing temperatures in Washington.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:17 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pitchers and catchers

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 08/17/2013

Drew Storen's strong return

The reliever tossed a scoreless inning in his first appearance since returning from the minors.

By James Wagner  |  12:36 PM ET, 08/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Storen, Ian Krol, Nationals' pitchers, Pitchers, Ross Ohlendorf, Taylor Jordan

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Reassessing the Nats' pitching staff through 100 games

With what appears to be a middle-of-the-pack defense, the Nats staff has still managed to put up solid numbers through 100 games.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  04:04 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals' pitchers, PITCHf/X, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 05/25/2013

Ross Detwiler cleared to start on Tuesday

The left-hander was cleared to return to the mound after missing only one start with a slight oblique strain.

By James Wagner  |  06:08 PM ET, 05/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals' pitchers, ross detwiler, Starting pitchers

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Haren in the middle

A look at Haren's lines from his first six starts will remind you of the slow start and subsequent -- and recent -- improvement.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  10:19 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, dan haren, PITCHf/X, Starting pitchers

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Why has April been unlucky for so many aces?

Is it trend or coincidence that so many aces are struggling?

By Barry Svrluga  |  12:37 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Starting pitchers

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/19/2013

All eyes on Stephen Strasburg and Matt Harvey

Friday's Nats-Mets series opener features two of the most exciting young arms in the major leagues.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Matt Harvey, Nats-Mets, Pitching, Starting pitchers, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 04/18/2013

Dan Haren on his cutter usage, rough start to the season

The Nationals' new starter has been upset with his start to the season but he's noticed a few ways to improve.

By James Wagner  |  02:17 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dan haren, Starting pitchers, starting rotation

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Nationals preview 2013: The pitching staff

A look at the Nationals' pitchers in 2013.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  02:20 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 preview, Analytics, Bullpen, Nationals' pitchers, pitching staff, starting rotation

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Chris Young takes next step in minor league game

Pitcher says he's ready to face big leaguers after he threw 41 pitches in a minor league game.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:13 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Young, Nationals, Starting pitchers

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 02/16/2013

Davey Johnson will emphasize preventing stolen bases

The Nationals manager wants his pitching staff to improve at holding runners on base.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:07 PM ET, 02/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, Pitchers, stolen bases

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 02/15/2013

What Dan Haren's bullpen session revealed

Bullpen sessions from Dan Haren and Ryan Perry provided insight on how both pitchers are attacking the spring.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:25 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dan haren, Pitchers

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Christian Garcia's new role, Stephen Strasburg's first bullpen session

Christian Garcia is waiting to see how he'll become a starter, and Stephen Strasburg throws a sterling first bullpen session.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:34 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christian Garcia, Pitchers, Spring Training, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Cole Kimball says he is 100 percent: 'It's like I never had surgery'

The Nationals reliever had a faced a long path to recovery since his 2011 rotator cuff surgery and insists he is healthy again.

By James Wagner  |  04:23 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullpen, Cole Kimball, Pitchers

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Jordan Zimmermann's arbitration hearing date set, 'a little progress' in talks

The Nationals right-handed starter has a Feb. 19 arbitration hearing date but says sides still have issues to work through for a 2013 contract.

By James Wagner  |  02:38 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Zimmermann, Pitchers

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 10/13/2012

Edwin Jackson interested in talking to Nationals about contract

The 29-year-old right-hander signed a one-year deal to come to Washington and is interested in staying here, wanting a multi-year deal.

By James Wagner  |  12:39 PM ET, 10/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edwin Jackson, Pitchers

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Christian Garcia could start for Nats next season

The 27-year-old right-hander has impressed many since his call-up this month, enough so that the Nationals will have him begin next spring training as a starter.

By James Wagner  |  01:32 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christian Garcia, Pitchers

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Boswell: Nats pitchers and stolen bases

Tom Boswell says the Nationals pitching staff has one problem -- the number of stolen bases it surrenders. And he says the problem could become a bigger issue down the stretch.

By Tom Boswell  |  01:08 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals relievers, Nationals' pitchers, Nationals' pitching

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Christian Garcia, after a long path from injury, finally gets his call-up

After recovering from two Tommy John surgeries, Christian Garcia is called up to the majors for the first time.

By James Wagner  |  01:54 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christian Garcia, Nationals call-ups, Nationals relievers, Nationals' pitchers

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Sean Burnett dealing with irritation in his left elbow, will rest for a couple days

Reliever Sean Burnett has experienced irritation in his left elbow and will rest for a couple days.

By James Wagner  |  12:58 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals, Nationals' injuries, Nationals' pitchers, Nationals' pitching, Sean Burnett