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Pinch hitter Corey Brown's single drove in Ian Desmond with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 7-6 victory over the Miami Marlins.
After Adam LaRoche singled off Chad Guadin (3-2) to open the inning, Desmond singled him to third and Danny Espinosa was intentionally walked to load the bases. With the infield in, Kurt Suzuki grounded into a fielder's choice as LaRoche was thrown out at home, but Brown followed with a bloop single to right.
The Nationals, a major league-best 86-53, began the day with a 6 1/2-game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the NL East.
Drew Storen (2-1) pitched a scoreless 10th inning for the win.
After a 2:33 rain delay, Jayson Werth led off the bottom of the ninth with home run off Heath Bell to tie the score at 6-all.
Before the game, Nationals manager Davey Johnson announced pitcher Stephen Strasburg's season was over. The Nationals had said Wednesday's start at the New York Met...
BEST OF MAXIM
Last year it was the smurfs. This year: Olympians. Gymnasts at that. Holy F.
Up above, the video (via MLB.com) of Jayson Werth's game-tying home run in the 9th inning on Saturday following that (at times, Biblical) 2 1/2 hour rain delay.
How did Werth deal with the delay? As the saying goes, when life gives you chicken sh-t, make chicken salad:
"I had a little massage, change of clothes. Had a chicken salad. And then tied it up. It was well...
Below, video (via CSNWashington.com) of Stephen Strasburg discussing the shutdown.
Feel awful for him, really. There's a full transcription of Strasburg's comments in the Washington Times. There's this quote:
"I don't know if I'm ever going to accept it, to be honest with you. It's something that I'm not happy about at all. That's not why...
Nationals management has said all year that Stephen Strasburg wouldn't be pitching to the end of the season. But few expected him to be shut down so quickly. Washington manager Davey Johnson told Strasburg on Saturday morning that he wouldn't be pitching any more games, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports. Davey Johnson informed Stephen Strasburg this morning his...
The Washington Nationals pounded the Chicago Cubs 9-2 as two bench-clearing incidents occurred Thursday night at Nationals Park.
After being down 2-1 in an inning and a half, Nationals Right-hander Jordan Zimmmermann (10-8) retired 14 of the next 16 batters he faced. He lasted seven innings allowing only two runs on two hits, striking out nine batters and walking one.
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson informed Stephen Strasburg that he will be shut down for the rest of the season on Saturday morning. Strasburg was scheduled to make his final start on Sept. 12, but Johnson made the decision to shut the young hurler down early, saying he believed the media distraction was taking a mental toll on him. It has been common knowledge since the...
KEEP IT TO YOURSELF
Ozzie Guillen offered his opinion on the controversial Stephen Strasburg shutdown in Washington, and as expected he used plenty of expletives to make his point.
So today is the day.
After 28 starts, 159 1/3 innings pitched, the Washington Nationals have officially shut down Stephen Strasburg one start early.
"He's had a great year. I know what he's going through
for the past couple weeks. The media hype on this thing has been
unbelievable. I feel it's hard for him -- as it would be [for] anybody
After being shelled last night by the Miami Marlins in a 9-7 loss at Nationals Park, Washington flamethrower Stephen Strasburg admitted he’s “not too happy” with the organization’s asinine decision to immediately shelve him for the season. Strasburg (15-6, 3.16 … Continue reading →
Stephen Strasburg matched his career low by lasting only three innings in what likely was his final home start this season, allowing five runs Friday night in the Washington Nationals' 9-7, 10-inning loss to the Miami Marlins.
Jose Reyes tripled twice and drove in three runs for the Marlins, including a two-run triple in the 10th off Tyler Clippard (2-4) that made a winner off...
Back on Thursday night, things got heated between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs in the 6th inning when Cubs pitcher Lendy Castillo nearly hit Nationals star Bryce Harper with a pitch.
Harper who was not too pleased with the location of the ball went out to confront Castillo but before that happened, both teams cleared the benches for what would appear to be a brawl...
Dear Mike Rizzo,
I am so disgusted with the handling of Operation Shutdown. As a baseball fan, Stephen Strasburg is one of the great reasons to watch the game. His overpowering fastball, devastating slider, change-up, and wicked curveball make him a marvel to witness. The Nationals will not win the World Series without their ace right-hander.
You have done an excellent job constructing...
Usually Michael Morse is the one throwing handfuls of bubble gum on his teammates after big home runs. On Friday night, Mark DeRosa returned the favor after Morse returned to the dugout following his game-tying opposite field home run.
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