Denard Span is not in the Nationals lineup Thursday night. He gets a rest after waking up sore Thursday morning. Span had not played nine innings on consecutive days before returning to the Nationals Tuesday, so he and Nationals Manager Matt Williams expected him to need a few days off. Span did not have back spasms or any trou..
Denard Span returned off the disabled list on Tuesday to give the Nationals’ their first complete lineup of the season. Then, on Wednesday night he landed two doubles and scored a run. But on Thursday, Span was out of the lineup after feeling soreness in his back, the same area of the injury that kept him…..
One day, when Joe Ross was a senior at Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, his older brother Tyson came to see him pitch. Tyson had a day off from work, so he brought a colleague with him, a gangly guy named Gio Gonzalez. He and Gonzalez were teammates on the Oakland Athletics at the time. All Joe’s teammates knew Tys..
Bryce Harper was a lock to win the NL MVP award at the all-star break. The Nationals had a 87.3 percent chance at winning the NL East and the 22-year-old slugger was batting .339 with 26 home runs, 61 RBI and produced a league-leading 5.7 wins above replacement.Read full article >>..
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