When he spoke to reporters after the Washington Nationals’ series finale with the D-backs in Arizona this weekend, Nats’ skipper Dusty Baker said that Stephen Strasburg, who was lifted from the game with achiness/stiffness in his forearm, would see team doctors when the Nationals got back home to the nation’s capital. “He’s had a little stiffness, really couldn’t get loose even though he was throwing the ball well,” Baker explained, “so we’ll analyze it when we get back home, after he sees our doctors, and hopefully we’ll have an answer on Tuesday.” Asked if the Nationals had any tests (an MRI?) scheduled, Baker said no… a couple times. “No, no, no, no, no, he’s just got to see the doctors.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 9:43 pm
With a chance to sweep the four-game set in Great American Ball Park, the Washington Nationals jumped on Cincinnati starter Scott Feldman early, scoring five runs in the top of the first inning in what ended up a 6-1 win over the Reds. The fourth straight win to start the second half gave the Nats a 10.5-game lead in the NL East. Dusty Baker talked after the series finale about taking four in a row from the Reds, and winning a day game, a focus for the veteran skipper this season. “We’re inching towards at least .500 on day games and we increased our road record,” Baker said, “… and also — not only getaway days, but we’ve been flirting with sweeps quite a few times but just don’t complete that
Posted: July 25, 2017, 7:28 pm
The second half of the MLB season is underway and rumors are already starting to fly about deals that could be made with one week before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. As teams scramble to get a foothold of their positions in their respective divisions, injuries have already derailed some teams potential at a postseason berth. • Eduardo Nunez has been traded from the San Fransisco Giants to the Boston Red Sox.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 10:01 am