Andre Ethier homered off Rafael Soriano to lead off the ninth inning and the Nationals went 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position Friday night in a 3-2 defeat to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Yasiel Puig is 33 games into his young career, and already a finalist for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game, okay. So we can stop the charade and thank JP from the Junkies for bringing him to our attention.
Still deflated from the Nats 4-0 loss to the Brewers, Davey Johnson managed the strength to give his blessing to Harper, Desmond, Strasburg and Zimmermann to play in the All-Star Game if they get the nod, but wouldn’t extend that same courtesy to Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers.
368 days since Tommy John surgery, Strasburg allowed a double to the speedy Dee Gordon to lead off the game, but then retired 11 straight Dodgers.