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Dominant early, Stephen Strasburg fell apart after one of Ryan Zimmerman's two errors and wound up dropping his fifth consecutive decision, an 8-2 loss Saturday to the Chicago Cubs, whose starting pitcher, Edwin Jackson, worked into the sixth inning and hit a two-run double for good measure. Jackson (1-5) retired 12 of Washington's first 13 batters and allowed two runs and four hits in 5 1-3 innings. He earned his first win under a $52 million, four-year contract he signed after leaving Washington as a free agent. Strasburg (1-5) set down Chicago's first 11 hitters, six via strikeout. But with two outs in the fifth, third baseman Zimmerman's off-target throw put a runner on. Turned out to be Strasburg's last inning, making for his shortest outing of 2013.

Video: Kurt Suzuki ejected for first time in his career

Cubs 2, Nationals 1: While you're sitting around trying to come to grips with Davey Johnson pulling Gio for a pinch hitter after 86 pitches, enjoy the video above of Kurt Suzuki's first career ejection in the 9th for arguing with fill-in umpire John Tumpane over his crappy strike zone; this after his freak throw in the 9th led to the go-ahead run. Gio perfect through...

Denard Span untucked Kurt Suzuki's shirt yesterday

In the moments after the Nats' 5-4 win over the Tigers yesterday, a bunch of new Nationals players joined in on Rafael Soriano's ceremonial untucking-of-the-shirt routine: Drew Storen, Ryan Mattheus, Steve Lombardozzi, Kurt Suzuki, possibly Chad Tracy and Gio Gonzalez. Turns out Suzuki didn't untuck voluntarily -- Denard Span did the honors during the postgame handshake...

Bryce Harper Tweets Disgusting Picture Of Toe After ‘Minor Procedure’

Bryce Harper had to miss the Nats 7-3 win over the Cubs on Friday due to an ingrown toenail, and we are fairly certain he wasn’t faking it.  Harper, the Nationals’ phenom, Tweeted a picture last night of his toe which had a slight incident recently. The result is fairly disgusting. Twitter is used for a myriad of things, and we would like to do what we can to keep “show off...

Video: Just another great catch by Denard Span

Ho hum, just another fantastic catch by Denard Span, this one in the fifth inning of Friday night's Nats-Cubs game. Meanwhile, worth your time: this profile on Span connecting with DC in Friday's CQ Rollcall. Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.

Nationals to place Jayson Werth on 15-day DL

The Washington Nationals will place Jayson Werth on the 15-day disabled list today due to a strained hamstring, according to Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington. General manager Mike Rizzo told reporters that Werth’s strain is “very slight,” but it will still require a stint on the DL. The outfielder has been sidelined since May 2, as that’s when he began to feeling...

Adam LaRoche Slump May Be Coming to an End

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Sources: Cubs, Rizzo agree to deal

The Cubs, from the moment they acquired first baseman Anthony Rizzo 16 months ago, viewed him as a significant part of their future. Now, they can guarantee it long-term. The Cubs have reached agreement with Rizzo on a seven-year, $41 million contract through 2019, according to major-league sources. The deal also includes two club options and escalators that could extend the deal...

Anthony Rizzo Signs Extension With the Cubs

Anthony Rizzo has signed a long term extension with the Cubs. Ken Rosenthal has the details. The deal is for at least seven years (including 2013) and $41 million, which includes what would have been Rizzo's first free agent season in 2019. In addition, it contains two club options which would bring the total contract to 9 years and $68 million, with escalators that could potentially...

Braves Lead Only One as Nationals Win Fifth Straight

The Washington Nationals won their fifth straight last night as they beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 at Nationals Park, and coupled with the Braves 8-2 loss to the Giants, the Nationals have closed within a game of the National League Eastern Division race.  The Braves have held sole possession of first place since April 7. The Nationals are finally starting to show some Nattitude. Normally...

Cubs activate Fujikawa, demote Dolis, release Roe

The Chicago Cubs have activated reliever Kyuji Fujikawa in time for their weekend series with the Washington Nationals in the nation’s capital. Fujikawa is expected to be ready Friday night.’s Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat tweeted the announcement early Friday afternoon. #Cubs will activate Kyuji Fujikawa for Friday's game. Rafael Dolis headed back...

Feldman contains Nationals as Cubs pull off 2-1 win

Scott Feldman may eventually lose his rotation spot when Matt Garza returns but the right hander is doing everything he can to keep it. On Sunday Feldman survived a shaky first inning before settling down and holding the Washington Nationals to one run. On the day Feldman scattered five hits and struck out six while keeping the Cubs close. Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez held the...

Chicago Cubs extend Anthony Rizzo 7 years, $41 mil

The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with franchise cornerstone Anthony Rizzo tonight. The Cubs and Anthony Rizzo reached a seven-year, $41 million deal. Fox Sports broke the story earlier. The new deal for Anthony Rizzo includes two club options that could make it his phat stacks of cash worth as much as $73 million over nine years. That’s a lot of paper! That’s mad cheddah! Anthony...

Denard Span And Ben Revere With The Web Gems Of The Year

Denard Span made a nice running catch last night, and extra points for dirtying up both sides of his jersey too! Still not as good as Ben Revere‘s full extension catch from mid April The post Denard Span And Ben Revere With The Web Gems Of The Year appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
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