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.

6/3/17 - Game Recap: OAK 10, WSH 4
Nationals manager Dusty Baker, starter Joe Ross and outfielder Jayson Werth talk about their 10-4 loss to the A's
7 min
6/2/17 - Game Recap: WSH 13, OAK 3
Brian Goodwin discusses his first career home run in a 13-3 win
2 min
5/31/17 - Game Recap: WSH 3, SF 1
Ryan Zimmerman's three-run homer in the 1st was all Max Scherzer needed on Wednesday in San Francisco.
7 min
5/30/17 - Game Recap: WSH 6, SF 3
Dusty Baker and Daniel Murphy discuss the Nationals' 6-3 win against the Giants
8 min
5/29/17 - Game Recap: WSH 3, SF 0
Tanner Roark's seven scoreless innings were overshadowed by a brawl in the Nationals' emotional 3-0 victory. Dusty Baker and Bryce Harper give their thoughts on a wild day at the ballpark.
9 min
5/28/17 - Game Recap: SD 5, WSH 3
The Nationals drop a close one to the Padres. Acting manager Chris Speier discusses the loss.
4 min
5/27/17 - Game Recap: WSH 3, SD 0
Nationals bench coach and temporary manager Chris Speier talks about the team's 3-0 win vs Padres.
3 min
5/26/17 - Game Recap: WSH 5, SD 1
Chris Speier, Max Scherzer and Bryce Harper on Nats 5-1 win
4 min
5/25/17 - Game Recap: SEA 4, WSH 2
The Nationals fall to the Mariners, 4-2. Gio Gonzalez got the start for Washington, pitching into the 6th inning and allowing two earned runs. Afterwards Nationals manager Dusty Baker talked about what he saw from Gonzalez.
8 min
5/24/17: Curly W Live | Ep. 3
Dan Kolko (on-field reporter) and Chip Winfield (producer) join the podcast to talk about their roles with MASN
40 min
5/24/17 - Game Recap: WSH 5, SEA 1
Dusty Baker and Anthony Rendon discuss the Nationals' 5-1 win.
8 min
5/23/17: Game Recap: WSH 10, SEA 1
Manager Dusty Baker, infielder Anthony Rendon and starter Joe Ross discuss the Nationals' 10-1 victory over the Mariners
7 min
5/21/17 - Game Recap: WSH 3, ATL 2
Stephen Strasburg had 11 strikeouts while Daniel Murphy homered and Bryce Harper had an RBI single to lead the Nats.
3 min
5/20/17 - Game Recap: ATL 5, WSH 2
Manager Dusty Baker on the loss and Max Scherzer on his performance
7 min
5/19/17 - Game Recap: ATL 7, WSH 4
Daniel Murphy crushed a home run, but the Nationals fell to the Braves, 7-4. Manager Dusty Baker breaks down the team's loss.
5 min
5/18/17 - Game Recap: PIT 10, WSH 4
Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a homer, but Tanner Roark allowed seven runs over five-plus frames in the loss.
5 min
5/17/17 - Game Recap: WSH 1, PIT 6
Dusty Baker and Jacob Turner discuss the Nationals' loss to the Pirates.
5 min
5/16/17 - Game Recap: WSH 8, PIT 4
Dusty Baker and Bryce Harper break down the Nationals' 8-4 win in Pittsburgh
5 min
WSH: 5/14/17 Game Recap: PHI 5, WSH 6 (Game 2)
Max Scherzer battled for six innings and struck out eight while Michael Taylor's two-run homer in the 8th won it for Washington. Taylor and Dusty Baker discussing splitting the twin bill.
6 min
WSH: 5/14/17 Game Recap: PHI 4, WSH 3 (Game 1)
Gio Gonzalez was strong through 6 2/3 innings, but a three-run ninth by the Phillies helped topple the Nationals, 4-3. Dusty Baker speaks about the loss following the game.
10 min
5/13/17 - Game Recap: WSH 6, PHI 4
Manager Dusty Baker on the win and Bryce Harper on his walk-off homer and 2018 contract agreement.
6 min
5/10/17 - Game Recap: WSH 7, BAL 6
Dusty Baker discusses the team's big comeback and Matt Wieters reacts to his walk-off hit following a thrilling 7-6 victory over the Orioles.
8 min
5/9/17 - Game Recap: BAL 5, WSH 4 - F/12
Daniel Murphy and Adam Lind homered to support Max Scherzer, but the bullpen lost a late lead in a 5-4 loss. Dusty Baker reacts to the loss.
7 min
5/8/17 - Game Recap: BAL 6, WSH 4
Bryce Harper went deep, but a 9th-inning rally ended on the basepaths as the Nationals fell to the Orioles, 6-4. Dusty Baker talks about the loss while Trea Turner discusses his late-game baserunning blunder.
6 min
WSH: 5/7/17 Game Recap: WSH 5, PHI 6
Jayson Werth slugged 2 homers and drove in 3, but the Nats couldn't hold the lead and fell, 6-5, to the Phillies. Dusty Baker gives his thoughts following the loss.
7 min
5/6/17 - Game Recap: WSH 6, PHI 2
Manager Dusty Baker and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman talk about the team's 6-2 win over the Phillies.
6 min
WSH: 5/5/17 Game Recap: WSH 4, PHI 2
Nationals manager Dusty Baker and Matt Albers talk about their 4-2 win over Phillies
7 min
WSH: 5/3/17: Game Recap: WSH 2, ARI 1
Dusty Baker discusses Jacob Turner's four scoreless innings of relief and Gio Gonzalez's odd stat line in his start following a 2-1 win over the D-backs.
5 min
5/4/17 - Game Recap: WSH 4, ARI 2
The Nationals defeat the D-backs 4-2 for the series win behind a dominant seven-inning start from Max Scherzer. After the game, Nationals manager Dusty Baker spoke about Scherzer's performance and his team's victory.
6 min
WSH: 5/2/17: Game Recap: ARI 6, WSH 3
5/2/17: Ryan Zimmerman had his fifth straight multi-hit game, but the Nats' bats fizzled vs. the D-backs' bullpen in a 6-3 loss. Dusty Baker speaks about the loss following the game.
4 min
WSH: 4/29/17: Game Recap: NYM 5, WSH 3
Manager Dusty Baker reacts to the 5-3 the loss and Ryan Zimmerman gives his take of his hot streak at the plate this season
6 min
WSH: 4/30/17 Game Recap: NYM 5, WSH 23
Anthony Rendon went 6-for-6 with three home runs and ten RBIs while the Nationals scored twenty-three runs on twenty-three hits. Dusty Baker & Anthony Rendon on his ten RBIs in 23-5 rout of Mets.
8 min
WSH: 4/28/17 Game Recap: NYM 7, WSH 5
The Nationals open their homestand by falling to the Mets 7-5 and in the process seeing Adam Eaton leave the game in the ninth inning with a leg injury. Afterwards, Nationals manager Dusty Baker spoke about Eaton's injury as well as the loss.
4 min
WSH: 4/27/17: Game Recap: WSH 16, COL 5
Dusty Baker discusses the Nationals' impressive road trip, Gio Gonzalez discusses the team's great defense and Adam Eaton talks about the team's great road trip.
9 min
WSH: 4/26/17: Game Recap: WSH 11, COL 4
Ryan Zimmerman, Trea Turner and Daniel Murphy homered and Bryce Harper went 4-for-4 in an 11-4 win.
7 min
WSH: 4/25/17: Game Recap: WSH 15, COL 12
Trea Turner talks about the team's offensive output, including his cycle and Dusty Baker reacts to the wild 15-12 victory at Coors Field.
6 min
4/25/17: Curly W Live | Ep. 2
Jacque Coleman (VP, Broadcasting & Game Entertainment) and Jerome Hruska (PA Voice of Nats Park) join the podcast to talk about their roles.
47 min
WSH: 4/24/17: Game Recap: COL 8, WSH 4
4/24/17: A four-run rally had the Nationals sitting pretty, but the 'pen opened the door to the Rockies in an 8-4 series-opening loss. Dusty Baker speaks about the loss postgame.
6 min
WSH: 4/23/17 Game Recap: WSH 6, NYM 3
Home runs from both Daniel Murphy and Ryan Zimmerman, plus a strong outing from Max Scherzer, lead the Nats to a 6-3 win
3 min
WSH: 4/21/17: Game Recap: WSH 4, NYM 3 - F/11
Dusty Baker discusses the extra-inning win. Bryce Harper talks about his big game and the Nats lineup's output. Tanner Roark breaks down the home run he gave up to Michael Conforto.
10 min
WSH 4/22/17 Game Recap: WSH 3, NYM 1
Gio Gonzalez went 6 1/3 innings striking out six, only allowing two hits and one run to propel the Nationals to a 3-1 victory
6 min
WSH: 4/20/17: Game Recap: WSH 3, ATL 2
Stephen Strasburg fanned 10 over his seven innings of two-run ball and Ryan Zimmerman hit his fifth home run in the 3-2 win. Nationals manager Dusty Baker praises Strasburg's start and the defense behind him, then discusses the difficulty of pitching to and containing Freddie Freeman. Lastly, Baker evaluates Washington's outfield defense and the jumps his fielders have been getting on fly balls.
5 min
WSH: 4/19/17: Game Recap: WSH 14, ATL 4
Dusty Baker talks about Nationals' big offensive game. Bryce Harper discusses his two-homer game as well in Washington's 14-4 victory over the Braves at SunTrust Park.
5 min
WSH: 4/18/17: Game Recap: WSH 3, ATL 1
Manager Dusty Baker talks about the win an the team's odd finish. Shawn Kelly discusses picking up the save and Matt Wieters gives his take on the unusual circumstances surrounding the end of the game.
5 min
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
1/10/17: Extras | Washington Nationals
Could the Nationals be a landing spot for Greg Holland?'s Tim McMaster and Nationals reporter Jamal Collier make a case how Holland could be a valuable bullpen addition and how Max Scherzer's injured finger will keep him out of the Classic.
13 min
1/5/17: Extras | Washington Nationals
Can the Nationals make a deep playoff run in 2017?'s Tim McMaster and Nationals reporter Jamal Collier discuss why the club has all the tools to compete and if Dusty Baker could sign an extension as manager.
11 min
12/26/16: Extras | Washington Nationals
The 2016 season did not end in the way most Washington fans had hoped, but it was not without its individual accomplishments.'s Anthony Castrovince and Nationals reporter Jamal Collier break down the great performances by Daniel Murphy and Trea Turner.
10 min
12/21/16: Extras | Washington Nationals
Who do the Nats turn to now to be their closer in 2017?'s Anthony Castrovince and Nationals reporter Jamal Collier break down the internal options from the bullpen and if Matt Wieters is an option as the backstop with Derek Norris already in the fold.
8 min
12/14/16: Extras | Washington Nationals
Washington grabbed themselves a new center fielder last week during the Winter Meetings.'s Tim McMaster and Nationals reporter Jamal Collier talk about the Adam Eaton trade for prospects Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning.
11 min
12/7/16: Extras | Washington Nationals
The Nationals want to make a big splash at the Winter Meetings.'s Tim McMaster chats with Nationals reporter Jamal Collier on the chance they could acquire Andrew McCutchen and who the team is looking at for the closer role.
9 min
12/6/16: Extras | Derek Norris and Dust...
As the 2016 Winter Meetings roll on,'s Bill Ladson continues to get the latest scoop straight from the source. Bill speaks with Nationals manager Dusty Baker about the offseason and Washington's upcoming 2017 campaign. He also spends some time talking with newly acquired catcher Derek Norris about what Nats fans can expect from their new backstop next year.
15 min
11/29/16: Extras | Washington Nationals...
The Nationals want to repeat as Division champs once again in 2017.'s Tim McMaster talks to Nationals reporter Jamal Collier to find out what Washington hope to accomplish during the upcoming Winter Meetings.
2 min
11/18/16: Extras | HOF Candidate Tim Ra...
Tim Raines is on his 10th and final year on the Hall of Fame ballot. analyst Richard Justice breaks down Raines' HOF-worthy career and his 12 seasons in Montreal.
4 min
11/18/16: Extras | HOF Candidate Vladim...
Vladimir Guerrero spent eight seasons in Montreal, playing in four straight All-Star games. analyst Richard Justice explains why Guerrero hasn't gone in sooner and why his intentional walk-rate alone is Hall of Fame worthy.
4 min
11/11/16: Extras | Washington Nationals
The Nationals didn't quite meet their expectations in 2016. Nationals reporter Jamal Collier discusses what holes they'll need to fill in the offseason.
4 min
11/4/16: Extras | Andrew Stevenson, Dre...
The Fall League provides top prospects with a chance to see some of the best talent in the league and work on refining their skills. caught up with two Nationals prospects Andrew Stevenson and Drew Ward to discuss how they'll take advantage of the warm weather and the great opportunity.
2 min
10/13/16: NLDS Game 5 Recap: Nationals
After yielding four runs in the 7th, the Nationals came up a run short in a dramatic Game 5 of the NLDS.
9 min
10/11/16: NLDS Game 4 Recap: Nationals
Four RBIs by Daniel Murphy weren't enough to overcome Joe Ross' shaky start as the Nationals fell, 6-5, to force a decisive NLDS Game 5.
8 min
10/11/16: Extras | Trea Turner
Before Game 4 of the NLDS, Nationals reporter Bill Ladson caught up with Trea Turner to find out how different the postseason atmosphere's been compared to regular season and what he attributes to Washington's 2-1 series lead over the Dodgers.
4 min
10/10/16: NLDS Game 3 Recap: Nationals
Jayson Werth collected three hits, including a key homer in the Nationals' four-run 9th inning that cemented their Game 3 win
8 min
10/9/16: NLDS Game 2 Recap: Nationals
Daily Recap: Daniel Murphy had three hits and two RBIs to lead the Nationals' 5-2 win over the Dodgers to tie the NLDS at 1
10 min
10/7/16: NLDS Game 1 Recap: Nationals
Home runs by Corey Seager and Justin Turner backed four scoreless relief innings, including a five-out save from Kenley Jansen
11 min
10/6/16: Extras | NLDS Preview
The Nationals kick off their postseason hosting the Dodgers in a historical match up.'s Alyson Footer caught up with Nationals reporter Bill Ladson and Dodgers reporter Ken Gurnick to breakdown pitching matchups, key players and spotlight the first-ever series featuring two minority managers.
10 min
10/3/16: Extras | Davey Lopes
Davey Lopes knows a thing or two about stealing and baserunning. Nationals reporter Bill Ladson caught up with Lopes to hear his assessment of the Nationals' baserunning skills and why it's such an important part of the game.
8 min
9/30/16: Extras | Jayson Werth
Jayson Werth knew coming to Washington was a risk but wanted a new challenge in his career. Nationals reporter Bill Ladson caught up with the outfielder to reflect on his career in D.C., expectations for the postseason and how Dusty Baker's impacted his game.
9 min
9/27/16: Extras | Washington Nationals
The postseason is on the horizon for the Nationals, however, they're trying to get there in one piece. Following the latest injury to hit the club, this time to catcher Wilson Ramos,'s Tim McMaster and Nationals reporter Bill Ladson break down how Washington will compensate for his injury and if there's any concern for Tanner Roark following his recent rough start.
7 min
9/26/16: Extras | Tanner Roark
What did it take for Tanner Roark to work his way back into the starting rotation? Nationals reporter Bill Ladson caught up with Roark to find out how he continued to remain confident in himself on the pitching staff.
7 min
9/22/16: Extras | Washington Nationals
The Nationals' magic number sits at 2 heading into the weekend.'s Tim McMaster and Nationals reporter Bill Ladson discuss Stephen Strasburg and Daniel Murphy's injuries, Bryce Harper's shoulder rumors and the potential postseason starting rotation.
8 min
9/20/16: Extras | Anthony Rendon
What's clicked for Anthony Rendon in the second half of the season? Nationals reporter Bill Ladson caught up with the infielder to find out how he's conquered the second half and helped lead his team to the postseason.
5 min
9/15/16: Extras | Washington Nationals
Daniel Murphy's standout season has been a huge contributing factor to the Nationals' success.'s Tim McMaster and Nationals reporter Bill Ladson spotlight Murphy, discuss Stephen Strasburg's timetable to return and talk about why the Nationals need their bullpen to step up.
7 min
9/14/16: Extras | Max Scherzer
When it comes to Max Scherzer, the only question is whether or not he'll throw a no-hitter when he takes the mound. Nationals reporter Bill Ladson caught up with the crafty right-hander to hear how he's more concerned about the team winning rather than his own accolades and how he's maintained strength, durability and consistency during his time in Washington.
7 min
9/9/16: Extras | Washington Nationals
The Nationals' biggest challenge won't be winning the National League East, it will be waiting to find out when Stephen Strasburg can return to the mound.'s Tim McMaster and Nationals reporter Bill Ladson discuss timetables after Strasburg suffered a strained flexor mass and how Bryce Harper's attacking the basepaths.
11 min
9/6/16: Extras | Trea Turner
Trea Turner's showing everyone why he belongs with in the Major Leagues. Nationals reporter Bill Ladson caught up with Turner to hear his thoughts on being named NL Rookie of the Month and how he's excelled at wearing many hats for the contending Nats.
7 min
9/6/16: Extras | Sean Burnett
Sean Burnett's road back to the Major Leagues hasn't been easy. Nationals reporter Bill Ladson caught up with the pitcher to find out what it took to make it back and how it felt after returning to the mound for the first time since 2014.
5 min
8/30/16: Extras | Washington Nationals
Tanner Roark's set a new standard for himself on the mound.'s Tim McMaster and Nationals reporter Bill Ladson take a closer look at his numbers, spotlight Marc Rzepczynski's experience as the Nats push for October and the outlook for Stephen Strasburg's return.
8 min