2024 Washington Nationals TV Schedule & How to Watch Games

Get ready D.C.! The Washington Nationals are back and ready to take to the field for the 2024 season of Major League Baseball. Get ready to see the Nats take on some of the league’s top teams – and keep their rivalry with their neighbors, the Baltimore Orioles, burning!

The Washington Nationals were established in 1969 as the Montreal Expos before moving to the U.S. capital in 2005 and becoming the Nationals. They are part of the National League East and play their MLB schedule home games at Nationals Park, located in Washington, D.C. 

Check out the 2024 Washington Nationals TV schedule right here to make sure you never miss a single steal, home run or seventh inning stretch of the upcoming season.

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Washington Nationals Quick Facts:

Founding Season: 1969
Division: National League East
Home Ballpark: Nationals Park
World Series Titles: 1 (2019)
2023 Finish: Did not make the playoffs

How Did the Washington Nationals Do in 2023?

The Nationals faced a challenging season in 2023, ending with a 71-91 record and a .438 winning percentage, alongside a negative run differential. Their struggles on both sides of the game prevented them from making a postseason appearance.

With an average of 4.3 runs scored per game, Washington will need to focus on significant improvements in both offense and defense to compete more effectively in the regular season and aim for postseason play in 2024.

Washington Nationals Schedule 

Don’t miss a second of the Nationals’ 2024 baseball season. Explore the full Washington Nationals schedule right here and know exactly where to watch every game.

Nats not playing today? Find another match up on the MLB schedule to keep your head in the game.

How to Watch the Washington Nationals in 2024

If you can’t make it out to the ballpark, there are plenty of ways to catch every game on the Washington Nationals schedule with DIRECTV. Below are a few of the networks where you can watch the Nationals play live.

MASN (Regional Sports Network) – DIRECTV Channel 640

FOX SPORTS 1 – DIRECTV Channel 219


ESPN– DIRECTV Channel 206

ESPN 2 – DIRECTV Channel 209


ABC – Find your local ABC channel

FOX – Find your local FOX channel

Top Washington Nationals Players to Watch in 2024

The Nationals may have had a rough 2023 season, but they’re not that far removed from a World Series win and their roster is loaded with talent. Here are some of the best Washington Nationals players to keep an eye on this season.

  • Josiah Gray, Pitcher
  • Keibert Ruiz, Catcher
  • CJ Abrams, Shortstop
  • Luis Garcia, Jr., Second Base
  • Lane Thomas, Center Field
  • Joey Meneses, First Base

Washington Nationals Rivalries

Now, a look at some of the team’s biggest rivalries.

Battle of the Beltway: Washington Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles

A natural rivalry due to Baltimore’s proximity to the Nationals’ hometown, this rivalry kicked off when the Nats moved in right next door to the Baltimore Orioles in 2005. Their first meeting was the next year, and they’ve been going at it ever since.

Catch the Battle of the Beltway on:

  • May 7 -8
  • August 13 – 14

Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies

This rivalry goes way back to the Nationals’ previous incarnation as the Montreal Expos. The 80s and 90s saw the Nats and the Philadelphia Phillies battle it out neck-and-neck for the top of their division, and things only heated up when the Expos relocated not far from Philadelphia in Washington, D.C. to become the Nationals.

You can catch this rivalry: 

  • April 5 – 7
  • May 17 – 19
  • August 15- 18
  • September 27 – 29

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