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  • If you just ate or are squeamish, stop reading this now. The past two weeks for Washington Nationals left-handed reliever Felipe Rivero have been harrowing. He surprisingly landed on the disabled list on April 22 after making only one appearance, his major league debut only a few days earlier. The injury that put him there was announced […]... read more...
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  • Jayson Werth received another day off, sitting out of Tuesday’s lineup while Michael A. Taylor starts in left field instead. Since he returned from the disabled list on April 13, Werth has gotten three days off. He is physically fine, Manager Matt Williams said. “This time of year it’s especially important to be mindful of the long-term […]... read more...
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  • Jayson Werth received what Manager Matt Williams called Tuesday a needed day off because he has played a lot since he returned from the disabled list to start his season on April 13. But on Wednesday, as Werth was out of the lineup again, Williams explained that Werth, who is hitting .176, is not playing again because, […]... read more...
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  • On May 4, 2006, Marlins first baseman Justin Bour was wearing a Westfield Bulldogs jersey as his team beat the hated Centreville Wildcats, 6-0, in a Northern Virginia public school baseball showdown. Nine years later, Bour stood at first base on a D.C.-area baseball field again — this time at Nationals Park in a Miami Marlins jersey. […]... read more...
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  • Over the first weekend in May the Phillies Low-A farm team, the Lakewood BlueClaws, paid a visit to the most southern team in the South Atlantic League, the Savannah (Georgia) Sand Gnats for a four game weekend series. I was fortunate to attend three of the four games. Savannah’s Grayson Stadium is a beautiful, old […] read more...
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  • When things were not going well for the Nationals early this season, one cog of their machine would slide out of place and interrupt the others. Unreliable defense put pressure on the pitching staff which put pressure on an already pressing offense, which in turn put pressure on a young and inexperienced bullpen, which made the […]... read more...
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  • Casey Janssen walked into the Nationals clubhouse Wednesday for the first time since opening day, and he caught up on the bullpen goings-on. He shook hands with Tanner Roark and congratulated him on his save. He shook hands with Sammy Solis, and congratulated him on being there. Janssen entered spring training as the Nationals’ presumptive […]... read more...
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  • Two of the Nationals’ top pitching prospects, Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez, will finally begin their seasons at Class A Potomac, according to a person familiar with the situation. Both are planning to join Potomac on Tuesday, but an official announcement is expected later. UPDATE 6:05 p.m.: Potomac made the move official on Tuesday night, announcing […]... read more...
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  • The Cubs roster shuffle continued Wednesday afternoon. The Cubs made four roster moves and in the process trimmed the 40-man roster to 39 players. RHP Justin Grimm was activated from the 15-day DL. To make room on the active roster for Grimm the Cubs designated RHP Anthony Varvaro for assignment. The Cubs recalled OF Matt […] The post ... read more...
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  • A red Alex Ovechkin Capitals jersey, sleeves ripped just above the elbows, hung outside one of the lockers in the visitors’ clubhouse at Nationals Park on Tuesday. Sometimes hockey sticks signed by Capitals players lean in Bryce Harper’s locker, and a few Nationals pitchers wander around in Wizards shorts, but that makes sense. But in the visitors’ [... read more...
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