Nats Insider

From the clubhouse to the dugout, the Nats Insider podcast hosted by Nationals broadcaster Dan Kolko takes you behind the scenes of Washington Nationals baseball. Episodes feature exclusive interviews with Nats players, coaches, alumni and more. A Curly W Productions broadcast.

WSH: 4/16/17: Game Recap: WSH 6, PHI 4
Gio Gonzalez's strong start coupled with Bryce Harper's two home runs powered the Nationals to a 6-4 win over the Phillies. Dusty Baker and Bryce Harper react to the walk-off win over Philadelphia.
7 min
WSH: 4/15/17: Game Recap: PHI 4, WSH 2
Chris Heisey homered, but a late two-run home run by Cesar Hernandez ultimately sinks the Nationals, 4-2.
7 min
4/14/17 Game Recap: PHI 2, WSH 3 - F/10
Daniel Murphy put the Nationals on his back by driving a walk-off double to left field in the bottom of the 10th inning. Dusty Baker talks about Bryce Harper's base running, Harper himself discusses scoring the winning run, Stephen Strasburg breaks down his performance and Shawn Kelley shares his thoughts on the bullpen's performance.
5 min
4/13/17: Extras | Washington Nationals's Mark Feinsand chats with general manager and president of baseball operations Mike Rizzo about how he got involved in the front office, the Nationals' chances of winning it all in 2017 and the controversial move to shut down Stephen Strasburg before the 2012 playoffs.
27 min
4/12/17: Game Recap: STL 6, WSH 1
Nationals pitching cannot contain Stephen Piscotty, who powers the Cardinals to a 6-1 win over Washington. Dusty Baker breaks down his team's struggles against Mike Leake and Max Scherzer discusses his first loss of the season.
10 min
4/11/17: Game Recap: STL 3, WSH 8
Daniel Murphy drove in five runs on four hits and Matt Wieters tallied his first home run in a Nationals uniform in the team's 8-3 win. Dusty Baker broke down the win, Daniel Murphy discussed his big game and Gio Gonzalez talked about his start.
10 min
4/10/17 Game Recap: STL 6, WSH 14
The Nationals' bats come to life with a 19-hit performance, leading to a 14-6 win over the Cardinals. Dusty Baker discusses the win, while Bryce Harper and Stephen Drew talk about their big days at the plate.
6 min
4/9/17: Game Recap: WSH 3, PHI 4
Ryan Zimmerman ties the game with a pinch-hit home run in the 9th, but the Nats fall on a walk-off. Manager Dusty Baker discusses the team's bullpen in a tough loss to the Phillies
4 min
4/8/17: Game Recap: PHI 17, WSH 3
The Nationals pitching can do nothing to stop the power of Phillies bats, taking a decisive loss against Philadelphia, 17-3. Dusty Baker breaks down what went wrong in the loss.
6 min
4/7/17: Game Recap: WSH 7, PHI 6
The Nationals jumped out to a 7-0 lead but wound up getting a scare before holding on for a 7-6 win. Afterwards Nationals manager Dusty Baker talked about holding on for the win.
4 min
4/6/17: Game Recap: MIA 4, WSH 3
Despite solo home runs by Adam Eaton, Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman, The Nats lose to the Marlins 4-3 in 10 innings. Nats manager Dusty Baker met the media after the game.
3 min
4/5/17: Game Recap: MIA 4, WSH 6
The Nationals take Game 2 of their season-opening, three-game set with the Marlins. Dusty Baker talked about his team's offense in the 6-4 win.
7 min
4/3/17: Game Recap: MIA 2, WSH 4
4/3/17: The Nationals win on Opening Day against the Marlins. Adam Lind talks about homering in his first game with Washington, and manager Dusty Baker lauds the effort of his players.
7 min
3/29/17: Extras | Washington Nationals
Could rookie Koda Glover be the answer at closer for the Nationals?'s Anthony Castrovince and Nationals reporter Jamal Collier discuss why Glover could be the right man for the job and why Bryce Harper looks like he is back to being one of the best players in the game again. Collier also catches up with Dusty Baker to chat about what the team wanted to accomplish in camp.
14 min
3/24/17: Extras | Washington Nationals's Tim McMaster and Nationals reporter Jamal Collier discuss how much both players enjoyed their experience in the tournament and if Max Scherzer is going to be able to build up enough stamina to start the season after being injured for most of camp.
11 min
3/17/17: Curly W Live | Ep. 1
Mark Scialabba (director of player development) and Charlie Slowes join the podcast to talk about their careers, preparation and the 2017 season.
43 min
3/15/17: Extras | Washington Nationals
Stephen Strasburg is experimenting with throwing exclusively out of the stretch position this spring.'s Tim McMaster and Nationals reporter Jamal Collier break down why Strasburg is changing his windup so he doesn't tip his pitches to the batters this season and if Max Scherzer has time to get ready for the season after not throwing in any Spring Training games as of yet.
13 min
3/8/17: Extras | Washington Nationals
When can the Nats expect Max Scherzer to take the mound this spring?'s Tim McMaster and Nationals reporter Jamal Collier discuss Scherzer using a different grip on the baseball so he can get some throwing in and when Matt Wieters will play his first game as a National.
10 min
3/2/17: Extras | Washington Nationals
Bryce Harper is ready to put last year behind him and become the major power threat he was during his 2015 MVP campaign.'s Tim McMaster and Nationals reporter Jamal Collier discuss Harper adding muscle to his frame this offseason to hopefully help in the power department and Max Scherzer not being healthy enough to throw his fastball with the normal grip that he regularly uses.
12 min
2/23/17: Extras | Washington Nationals
Now that Matt Wieters has been brought into the fold for Washington, is this now one of the best lineups in the league?'s Alyson Footer and Nationals reporter Jamal Collier break down why this lineup doesn't have any holes and should be one of the most productive in baseball.
7 min
2/15/17: Extras | Washington Nationals
Could David Robertson be a National in 2017?'s Tim McMaster and Nationals reporter Jamal Collier talk about the Robertson to Washington rumors and who has the best chance to be the closer if Robertson is not acquired.
11 min
2/9/17: Extras | Washington Nationals
Is Adam Eaton enough to put the Nationals over the top in 2017?'s Tim McMaster and Nationals reporter Jamal Collier break down what makes Eaton so special at the top of the order and if Bryce Harper is ready to bounce back to the standards that he set two seasons ago.
9 min
1/30/17: Extras | Washington Nationals
Can Bryce Harper have a bounce-back season comparable to his MVP numbers of 2015?'s Tim McMaster and Nationals reporter Jamal Collier break down why Harper struggled at the plate and discuss if Adam Eaton can be a great center fielder.
13 min
1/27/17: Extras | Washington Nationals
Stephen Drew is a National once again in 2017.'s Tim McMaster and Nationals reporter Jamal Collier chat about the Drew signing and his importance to the team as they break down the middle infielders on the roster.
12 min
1/20/17: Extras | Washington Nationals
Anthony Rendon was the National League Comeback Player of the Year in 2016, but what can we expect from him this coming season?'s Tim McMaster and Nationals reporter Jamal Collier discuss what kind of production the Nats would like to get from Rendon and if Ryan Zimmerman can finally stay healthy for a full season.
11 min