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Wire Taps: Max Scherzer vs Tim Tebow; Nationals beat Mets, 2-1; Stephen Strasburg vs Astros today in West Palm Beach...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals Max Scherzer vs Tim Tebow news before you watch the Nats and Astros on MLB.tv today...

MLB: Spring Training-Washington Nationals at New York Mets Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

It’s the era of pics or it didn’t happen. There wasn’t any radio or television coverage of the game between the Washington Nationals and New York Mets on Friday, but there were reporters with their phones rolling when Tim Tebow stepped in against the defending NL Cy Young award winner, Max Scherzer, and went down swinging, 1-2-3.

It was a quick, relatively painless at bat for Tebow, the one-time NFL QB, who’s attempting a second (third?) career in baseball.

You can read ALL about that matchup below, since it seemed to be all anyone was talking about yesterday...

NATS SCHERZER/TEBOW BEAT:

Tebow goes 1 for 3 in first spring training start
"Tim Tebow made his first spring training start this year, struck out against reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and then singled off Washington’s Erick Fedde..."

Tim Tebow's rematch with Max Scherzer ended in the same disappointing result
"Tebow struck out on three straight fastballs from the reigning National League Cy Young award winner."

Nats' Max Scherzer strikes out Mets' Tim Tebow on three pitches
"Maybe one day Max Scherzer and Tim Tebow will do battle 60 feet 6 inches apart in an inconsequential exhibition game without the over-the-top pomp."

Mets-Nationals spring trainging both a novelty and pilgrimage
"It was Max Scherzer vs. Tim Tebow – power vs. pious."

NATS BEAT:

Are the Nationals waiting for Jake Arrieta’s contract demands to fall before making a move?
"The Nationals could use another quality, proven starting pitcher, maybe one they could slide in for Game 3 of a playoff series after Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg."

Nationals Ryan Zimmerman makes spring debut
"Making his first Spring Training start himself, Zimmerman was pleased with his own performance."

Harper to return Saturday, Lind to Yanks (Nats win 2-1)
"Bryce Harper is scheduled to return to action Saturday, his toe having healed from a minor surgical procedure to remove an ingrown nail."

Nats' early camp roster includes veteran Aaron Barrett
"The early camp roster has been released by the Nationals and again its chuck full of some of their biggest-name prospects and a ton of talent looking to make their mark this season."

NATIONAL(S) BEAT:

MLB free agency rumors: Jake Arrieta? Lance Lynn? Why Phillies will land big-name pitcher
"A year from now, Harper may be in a different uniform. Thus, Washington likely feels pressure to add someone like Arrieta now..."

From Florida high school to Nationals’ manager, Dave Martinez stays enthusiastic
"When he retired in 2001, staying in baseball was not a consideration in Martinez’s mental calculus."

NL EAST UPDATES:

Atlanta Braves pitcher Scott Kazmir making progress in comeback from hip injury
"Scott Kazmir is making progress in his comeback from a hip injury and bid to win a spot in the Atlanta Braves rotation."

Don Mattingly enjoys teaching young Marlins
"So now that he's working with a Major League camp that features 28 of the 67 players who weren't with the organization last season, what is Mattingly feeling?"

Phillies' Odubel Herrera is fine after feeling 'rusty' with shoulder soreness; Aaron Nola's curveball coming into form - Philly
"Kapler said Herrera was engaged during his three at-bats; that was a point of criticism last season as he sometimes stood in the box and practically gave away pitches."

Mets staying healthy won’t change grim NL East reality
"That was the narrative last year: Injuries to the Mets turned the anticipated two-team “dogfight” into the Nationals being the unquestioned top dog..."