A.J. Burnett allowed one run and struck out nine in seven shutout innings, and call-up Jordy Mercer hit a tiebreaker home run to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.
The Washington Nationals activated third baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day disabled list on Friday and he was in the starting lineup in the weekend series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Brian Kenny, former ESPN anchor and current studio host for MLB Network, says he’d have real concern for Stephen Strasburg despite what the Nationals organization is saying about his arm.
It’s not often an entire fanbase gets to avenge a heartbreaking playoff loss for its team, but that’s exactly the opportunity the Saint Louis Zoo has presented Nats fans by announcing a naming contest for a baby elephant.
106.7 The Fan skipped a beat on Thursday when an impromptu call-in from Nats manager Davey Johnson prompted one of the strangest segments in the history of the radio station.
Nats GM Mike Rizzo supported Davey Johnson’s decision to bench Danny Espinosa during his weekly radio show Wednesday, saying the second baseman is “in a little bit of a funk right now” and could use a couple days off.
Stephen Strasburg looked dreadful at times during his six-inning, six-hit performance against the Braves Monday night, and “tightness in his forearm” was all fans needed to hear to be sent into a full-scale panic, but as Mike Rizzo told Charlie Slowes on Tuesday, “it really was not that big of a deal.”
Although it’s not entirely clear why at the moment, an anti-wave/pro-wave skirmish seems to have broken out between Nationals players and is being waged on internet soil, for the entire world to watch in shock and awe.
Jordan Zimmermann was terrific in his second complete game of the season and the Washington Nationals limited the Cincinnati Reds to one hit for the second straight game in a 1-0 victory on Friday night.
Along with a surprising 10-11 start, the Nationals have seen an uncharacteristically slow start from ace starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (1-4), who may not be a staff ace after all, at least according to MLB Network’s Tom Verducci.
It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your recap for the week ending April 8, 2013.
It’s tough to keep up with all the action in the MLB. Here’s what to look for this year as baseball gets under way.