Birthday boy Stephen Strasburg and Nationals ace Max Scherzer are leaving it at that. Strasburg was batted around by the Atlanta Braves, then engaged in a heated spat with Scherzer in the dugout during the Washington Nationals’ 8-5 loss Friday night. The Nationals delayed opening their clubhouse to reporters after the game, and Strasburg then offered no clarification for the animated discussion between him and Scherzer.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 4:16 am
The Washington Nationals officially activated right-hander Stephen Strasburg from the 10-day disabled list before his scheduled start Friday evening against the Atlanta Braves. Manager Dave Martinez told reporters on Tuesday that Strasburg, who last pitched June 8 and is returning from right shoulder inflammation, would start the second-half opener on Friday. First baseman Ryan Zimmerman was also activated, from the 60-day DL, after he had been out since May 9 with a right oblique strain.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 3:13 am
The Washington Nationals were probably hoping Friday’s second-half opener would serve as a new beginning in the midst of a disappointing season. Instead, an intense dugout confrontation between pitchers Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg could threaten to unravel their season even further. Moments after Strasburg was removed from his start against the Atlanta Braves, cameras caught the beginning of an argument between Washington’s top two hurlers.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 2:39 am
Jul 21 (OPTA) – Box score from Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves on Friday
Atlanta 8, Washington 5
Atlanta ab r h rbi bb so avg
Acuña Jr. lf 4 3 3 1 1 0 .260
Posted: July 21, 2018, 2:07 am
As the July 31 trade deadline inches closer, the American League East-leading Boston Red Sox are exploring the market for bullpen help. According to FanCred Sports’ Jon Heyman, Boston is one of several suitors lining up for talented Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton. “He looks like the Britton of old,” a scout told Heyman, who reports that the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves are also inquiring about a deal for him.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 10:45 pm