Stephen Strasburg was at his dominant best in the early going Saturday, retiring 13 of the first 14 Chicago Cubs he faced, seven via strikeout.
Bryce Harper sat out after a procedure to fix an ingrown toenail. Jayson Werth has been sidelined for a week with a bad hamstring and the plan is to put him on the disabled list.
Down the line, Anthony Rizzo has the potential to be one of the best offensive players in the league.
Seven years removed from the only pitch he ever saw in the majors, Adam Greenberg returned to a major league batter’s box on Tuesday night as a pinch hitter for the Miami Marlins against the New York Mets’ R.A. Dickey.
Adam LaRoche added to his home run tear with a two-run shot and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 9-2 in a fight-filled game Thursday night to finish a lopsided four-game sweep.
Jeff Samardzija pitched a dandy for the Chicago Cubs who beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Sunday, handing Davey Johnson’s club their first loss of the season.
Adam LaRoche homered and matched a career-high with four hits, and the Washington Nationals again rallied late against Kerry Wood and Marmol, scoring five runs in the eighth to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Saturday.
The Nationals gave up 3 solo home runs en route to a 4-2 loss to the Cubs.
Chien-Ming Wang got his first victory in over two years as his sinker pounded Chicago for six innings.