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Michael Pineda moved a step closer to securing a spot in the Yankees' rotation with 3 2-3 solid innings but Chien-Ming Wang had a setback in his pursuit of a starting job with the Nationals when he strained his left hamstring in New York's 8-5 win over Washington on Thursday.
Wang left the game in the third inning after he collided with Russell Martin. Wang fielded Martin's grounder, stumbled toward first base and was bumped by the Yankees' catcher. The right-hander's status was not immediately known. He was considered the leading candidate for Washington's fifth starter spot.
Pineda pitched 3 2-3 innings and gave up two runs on four hits with one walk. He struck out four.
Bill Hall had a two-run double for New York, which scored six runs - four earned - off John Lannan.
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Washington Nationals pitcher Chien-Ming Wang left Thursday's start in the third inning with a strained left hamstring after colliding with Russell Martin of the New York Yankees.
Wang fielded a slow roller by Martin and tried to make the play at first base. Wang stumbled toward the bag and fell as he was touching the base. The pitcher's leg went up in the air and was hit...
Washington Nationals righthander Chien-Ming Wang suffered a strained left hamstring in Thursday's spring training game against the New York Yankees.
The team sent Wang to undergo additional tests after he was hurt while attempting to cover first base.
The 31-year-old Wang had problems putting weight on the leg after the mishap.
Wang had a solid comeback season in 2011 after...
Well, Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova just completed their third spring training appearances. Lucky for Nova, his consisted of a four inning, no run, no walk affair, and Pineda has a pretty good outing yesterday, too. Glad they both performed well or each could likely have been banished to the bullpen.
Or even worse – Triple-A. Yes, you heard that correct, a guy who won 16 games...
Chien-Ming Wang strained his hamstring yesterday while pitching against his former team, the New York Yankees. If the Washington Nationals were seriously considering trading start pitcher John Lannan, Wang’s latest injury should curb those discussions.
Washington cannot count on Wang to remain healthy and hold down a spot in the rotation. After all, when is the last...
The Washington Nationals were counting on Chien Ming Wang to be their fifth starter this season. Those plans may have to be scrapped after Wang was forced to leave Thursday’s game against the Yankees making an unassisted play at first base. Pitching against his former team, Wang fielded Russell Martin’s weak grounder between the mound and
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It has been a long and rough 11 years for Seattle Mariners fans, as that was last time the team gave them anything to celebrate about in October.
And in 2011 the Mariners teased fans by staying in contention in the AL West until a 17-game losing streak put an end to any hopes of a surprise run in the division.
The team finished last season with...