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Nationals' Strasburg leaves start early

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Nationals star pitcher Stephen Strasburg left Friday's game against the Cincinnati Reds in the second inning with an apparent injury. After allowing a home run to Joey Votto in the first inning, Strasburg walked Brayan Pena to lead off the second before departing with the team trainer. He was replaced by Taylor Jordan. Entering Friday, the...

Nationals' Werth has two fractures in wrist

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth underwent a CT scan Thursday that revealed two fractures in his left wrist. Werth, 36, was injured after getting hit by a fastball from San Diego starter Odrisamer Despaigne fastball on May 15 and placed on the disabled list four days later. If his rehab program goes as planned, he could return as early as...

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Washington

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Max Scherzer outdueled Jon Lester, Bryce Harper smacked a solo homer and the Washington Nationals blanked the Chicago Cubs 3-0 in the rubber match of a three-game set. Scherzer (6-3) and Lester (4-3), two of the most coveted free agents this past offseason, combined to strike out 23 batters. Scherzer fanned 13, scattered five hits and walked just one...

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Washington

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Addison Russell doubled home Jonathan Herrera in the bottom of the ninth as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night. Herrera reached on a fielder's choice and an error off Matt Grace (2-1), and Russell ripped a 1-0 changeup into the left-center gap for the win. Hector Rondon (3-0) earned the win for a scoreless ninth...

Nats activate Janssen from the DL

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals activated pitcher Casey Janssen from the 15-day disabled list Friday. Janssen, who signed a one-year contract with the Nationals in February, missed the first 41 games with right shoulder inflammation. The 33-year-old right-hander spent his first eight seasons with Toronto, where he compiled a 29-24 record with a 3.52 earned...

Nationals' Werth returns to disabled list

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of a wrist injury. Werth hasn't played since last Friday when he was hurt in a game against San Diego. An MRI exam on Monday revealed a contusion. The veteran slugger, who turns 36 years old on Wednesday, began this season on the DL recovering from...

Recap: San Diego vs. Washington

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Max Scherzer tossed seven strong innings and the Washington Nationals downed the San Diego Padres, 4-1, in the third of a four-game set. Scherzer (4-3) allowed four hits and two walks while striking out 11 for the Nationals, who have beaten the Padres in consecutive games. Denard Span and Yunel Escobar each posted two hits and an RBI. Andrew Cashner (...

Nats place P Fister on DL

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals placed right- handed pitcher Doug Fister on the 15-day disabled list with forearm soreness and recalled A.J. Cole to take his place on the 25-man roster. Fister, 31, was rocked for seven runs in two innings against San Diego on Thursday. He is 2-2 with a 4.31 ERA in seven starts this season. The 23-year-old Cole, another right...

Bryce Harper Finally Flashing MVP Form for Washington Nationals

By Jake Rose, 1 year 3 months ago
The hype surrounding Bryce Harper has been snowballing since 2009 when the words “Chosen One” were plastered next to his wiry, 16-year-old frame on the cover of Sports Illustrated. After three seasons of injuries, awkward interviews (“That’s a clown question, bro”), massive bat flips, arguments with managers, face-planting into outfield walls, and staring down...

Stretching the Field: Harper's dialed in

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - I pitched my entire life and one of the strong pieces of advice that lingers came from a high school hitting coach. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the gentlemen's full name and only the sound of coach Buck's raspy, Lucky Strike-induced voice telling us to "throw the hands" in the batter's box remains fresh. Power from the mound is what I had....