Washington Nationals schedule


As the warm days of spring approach, baseball fans in Washington D.C. are eagerly awaiting the start of the 2023 Washington Nationals schedule. After a successful 2022 campaign, Nationals fans are preparing to cheer on their hometown team once again. The upcoming season promises to be full of excitement, with the Nationals playing a number of thrilling matchups against some of the best teams in the National League like the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Atlanta Braves. Of course, the annual rivalry games against the Baltimore Orioles will be sure to have fans on their feet! Nationals fans can look forward to another season of exciting baseball and thrilling matchups.


The Washington Nationals were established in 1969 as the Montreal Expos before moving to the nation’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.  Keep up with the latest Nationals info including baseball standings, stats, news and much more.

Washington Nationals Schedule and DIRECTV Channel Information

Don’t miss a second of the Nationals 2023 baseball season, explore the full Nationals schedule right here, including where to watch baseball games. Not playing today? Find another match up on the MLB schedule to keep your head in the game.


Noteworthy Nationals

Both past and present has showcased some phenomenal Washington Nationals. Here are a few noteworthy players. 

  • Ryan Zimmerman
  • Ian Desmond
  • Jayson Werth
  • Bryce Harper
  • Alfonso Soriano


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How to Watch

When you can make it to the ballpark, there are many ways to watch the full Washington Nationals schedule. Whether you have a sports package or not, you can catch as many MLB games as possible via sports streaming or on satellite. Below are a few places where you can watch the Nationals.      

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Washington Nationals Triple-A Affiliate

Each MLB team has an associated triple-A affiliate that serves as a place to prepare baseball players for the major league. This can include rehabbing injured MLB players or preparing young and new players for The Show. The triple-A affiliate for the Nationals is the Rochester Red Wings.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many home games will the Washington Nationals have in the 2023 season?

The Washington Nationals will play 80 home games in 2023.


What is the opening day schedule for the Washington Nationals in 2023?

The Washington Nationals opening day is scheduled for March 30th and they will be hosting the Atlanta Braves.


When do the Washington Nationals play their biggest rivals in the 2023 season?

Orioles vs Nationals April 18th-19th 

Nationals vs Orioles Sept 26th – 27th

Nationals vs Mets April 25th 27th

Mets vs Nationals May 12th -15th               


Will the Washington Nationals have any doubleheaders in the 2023 season?

Currently there are no double headers scheduled for the Nationals this year however that can change with weather and games being postponed.     

Who are the key players for the 2023 Nationals?

Catcher: Riley Adams, Keibert Ruiz, Israel Pineda

First Baseman: M. Chavis

Second Baseman: Luis Garcia

Shortstop: J. Downs

Third Baseman: Jeremy Candelario

Outfielders: Corey Dickerson, Stone Garrett, Alex Call

Starting Pitchers: Patrick Corbin, Josiah Gray, Trevor Williams, MacKenzie Gore, Chad Kuhl, Thad Ward, Erasmo Ramirez, Paolo Espino, S. Strasburg

Relief Pitchers: Kyle Finnegan, Hunter Harvey, Carl Edwards Jr, Steve Cishek, Tanner Rainey, Alex Colome, Mason Thompson, Andres Machado

Designated Hitter: J. Meneses


How many games do the Washington Nationals play against their divisional opponents in the 2023 season?

The new balanced schedule includes 13 games against their division rivals, totaling 52 games.


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