Nationals Spring Training Liveblog


Nationals Spring Training Liveblog

Keep up with updates from WTOP's sports staff as the world championship Washington Nationals prepare for their 2020 season.

    With the Nationals at Spring Training: Catch 162

    Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki gestures to Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper during a game in 2019. (AP Photo/Balce Ceneta)

    In some things, there always seems to be a catch.

    While it’s great to have a catcher who’s productive at the plate, you don’t want to play him every day because then he’d break down.

    And while you want to give your number one catcher rest, you don’t want his absences to upset your starting pitchers’ rhythm (it’s been known that hurlers are creatures of habit).

    It’s tough to come up with a backstop combination that works. However, that’s another rule where the Washington Nationals provide the exception.

    Read the full story on WTOP.

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