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Repeat after me: It's only Spring Training. Oh, wait...
Padres 13, Nationals 4: Spring Training called. It wants its March-split-squad lineup back. Bryce Harper's status up in the air for tomorrow. Jayson Werth back by the All Star Break, maybe?
Dan Haren (5 IP, 9 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 HR, 1 WP) stunk out the joint; Ryan Mattheus (1 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 2 BB) turns 7-4 game into a dumpster fire. Much respect to Mattheus for standing up and facing the music after the game (video here, via MASN).
Henry Rodriguez pitches for the first time in 8 days, his inning included a SMH-Rod wild pitch, a walk, an error, and three stolen bases. He got out of it without giving up a run!?
Silver lining: Danny Espinosa goes 0-4 but only strikes out once. Good thing he's trying to play through that little shoulder thing. Season ending surgery in 5...4...3...
Cheer up, Nats fans: Zach Duke starting tomorrow. He'll probably pitch the first no-no in Nats history or something...
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Washington Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus reportedly broke his pitching hand while punching a locker after a rough outing on Sunday afternoon.
And so, Bryce Harper is out of the Nationals lineup for Saturday night's game due to a bruised left knee. Sounds like he'll miss the rest of the weekend in San Diego:
Bryce Harper will miss today and likely tomorrow with a bruised left knee. He had an MRI on his abdomen yesterday, which came back clean.
— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) May 18, 2013
"He pitched an unbelievable game and swung the bat better than most of
the guys in the lineup. It’s a waste we
couldn’t pull this one out. That’s a tough loss." (Davey Johnson on Jordan Zimmermann, 5/19/2013)
"I just made two mistakes." (Jordan Zimmermann, via Washington Times, 5/19/2013)
Padres 2, Nationals 1: Wasted effort. 85-pitch complete...
In the wee hours of the morning on Saturday, Washington Nationals pinch-hitter Chad Tracy propelled the Nationals to victory against the San Diego Padres with a home run in the top of the tenth inning after a Rafael Soriano blown save in the ninth. Tracy’s homer was the first RBI by a pinch-hitter this season for the Nationals in what was already their 42nd game of the 2013...
The Washington Nationals have been playing mediocre baseball lately. With last night's loss, they dropped to 23-22 on the season. And now it looks like they will have to try to right the ship without Jayson Werth for longer than previously anticipated.
Just yesterday news came out that Werth was progressing nicely and expected to join the Nationals on Friday. Now, as...
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Ross Detwiler was forced to exit his last start early due to a back issue. A recent MRI revealed a slight oblique strain, which is generally a concerning injury. However, general manager Mike Rizzo told Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post that he doesn't expect Detwiler to require a trip to the disabled list.
“We’re hoping he does...
Roughly four years ago, when the Nationals were playingmore like the Natinals, my friend and former (almost) best manDave (aka “Furniture”) made a friendly wager with me that, at the time, appeared safe for decades to come. Furniturespeculated that the Nationals would leave Washington, D.C. before they even appeared in a World Series game. Because betting money on sports...
The Washington Nationals are struggling with depth right now as a result of several injuries. There is little that can be done to prevent players from suffering injuries in practice or during a game. However, self-inflicted injuries like the one Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus suffered on Sunday can easily be avoided.
According to the Washington Post, the Nats’ setup man broke...
The Washington Nationals had runners on second and third with one out in the third inning when Denard Span hit a hard comebacker that ricocheted off San Diego Padres pitcher Eric Stults' lower left leg to first baseman Yonder Alonso.
Alonso tagged the bag and then ran toward third base, where Kurt Suzuki was hung up because Jordan Zimmermann had taken off from second. Alonso...
The Washington Nationals have placed right-handed reliever Ryan Mattheus on the 15-day disabled list due to a fractured right hand. There is no time-table set for Mattheus’ return, but expect it to be longer and possibly much longer than the mandatory 15 days.
In other moves, the Nationals also recalled right-handed reliever Yunesky Maya and left-handed reliever Fernando Abad from...
This seriously isn’t funny…but it kinda is.
Unfortunately for the Washington Nationals they’ll be without relief pitcher Ryan Mattheus for sometime. Mattheus broke his hand after punching a locker in frustration following a rough game where they were beat up by the Padres in a 13-4 loss Sunday.
Nats manager Davey Johnson made the announcement Monday night following their...
SAN FRANCISCO — On a night the Washington Nationals welcomed back slugger Bryce Harper, the team learned it will be without reliever Ryan Mattheus after he broke his hand punching a locker.
On top of that, manager Davey Johnson said that right fielder Jayson Werth is still a couple of weeks from coming off the disabled list after another MRI on his strained right hamstring showed...