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Fangraphs.com's David Laurila Talks To Nats' Hitting Coach Rick Eckstein.

It was a busy morning at FederalBaseball.com as we tried to get all the pine tar off of our computer before tonight's game just in case Joe Maddon tries calling us out. But didn't want you to miss Fangraphs.com's David Laurila's interview with Nats' hitting coach Rick Eckstein: "On plate discipline: "Everybody is an individual when it comes to that. Sometimes you want to go out and be a little more aggressive. Say the pitcher’s secondary is plus, where the deeper you get into counts the more you have to hit a tough split or a hard breaking ball. Sometimes your discipline is to be better earlier in the count, on fastballs. Other times, you’ll have a guy who pitches off his breaking-ball stuff, so you’re more disciplined to wait for something you can handle."

And Batting Second For Your Washington Nationals, Nick (Nick) Johnson (Johnson).

If the Washington Nationals had played their game against the Phillies yesterday, Nick Johnson would've hit second for the first time since 2006.

Spring Training: Game 6 Game Thread: The Washington Nationals vs Italy And Mike Piazza.

Just days from the start of the World Baseball Classic, the Washington Nationals play a game against the Italian entry in the WBC...led by hitting coach Mike Piazza?

The Second Coming Of The Washington Nationals' Nick Johnson...

Washington Nationals' first baseman Nick Johnson changes his swing as he makes yet another comeback, but whether or not Johnson starts the season in DC might be the biggest question of the Nationals' Spring...???

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