4:01 PM EDT, Thu August 21, 2014

Ryan Zimmerman throws for the first time since straining hamstring

Ryan Zimmerman did some light throwing early Thursday afternoon, a small step in his long road to returning to the Nationals’ lineup from his Grade 3 hamstring strain. He will repeat his throwing session — increasing distance and trying the different types of throws — depending on how his hamstring feels, Manager Matt Williams said. […]
Washington Post 28 mins ago

Nats Journal: Ryan Zimmerman throws for the first time since straining hamstring

Ryan Zimmerman did some light throwing early Thursday afternoon, a small step in his long road to returning to the Nationals’ lineup from his Grade 3 hamstring strain. He will repeat his throwing session — increasing distance and trying the different types of throws — depending on how his hamstring...
Rotoworld 2 hours ago

Zimmerman (hamstring) makes light throws - Ryan Zimmerman (OF) Washington Nationals

Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) did some light throwing on Thursday afternoon.
MASN Sports 15 hours ago

Hearing from Rendon, Harper, Roark and Frandsen after Nats' 3-2 walk-off win - Byron Kerr

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon was given the day off to rest. But he still managed to produce the biggest hit of the ballgame. Rendon's walk-off single down the left field line scored Bryce Harper from third base and the...
Nationals Journal | Washington Post 9 hours ago

Bryce Harper feeling more comfortable at the plate

For the second time since he returned from the disabled list nearly two months ago, Bryce Harper had a three-hit night. He had three singles on Wednesday night, none more important than his ninth-inning hit that started the Nationals’ game-winning rally. But it wasn’t simply scoring the winning-run and the hits that encouraged both Harper […]

Brandon Belt, Hector Sanchez might not return this season

Concussions are horrible. Just the worst. The news on Brandon Belt and Hector Sanchez isn't as bad as it can get. But it's not on a road to anywhere good. Andrew Baggarly reports that Brandon Belt will not resume physical activities for two to three weeks, at least. Belt saw concussion specialist Dr. Micky Collins at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Tuesday in the hopes of gaining more clarity on his recurring concussion symptoms stemming from when he got hit in the face by a thrown ball July 19 at Miami. Alex Pavlovic reports that Hector Sanchez is concussed again after...
KFFL 2 hours ago

Giants | Brandon Belt update

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (concussion) will hopefully play in September, according to manager ...
River Ave. Blues 2 hours ago

Heyman: Yankees considered among likely landing spots for Jon Lester

Via Jon Heyman: Along with the Cubs, the Yankees are viewed as a likely landing spot for free agent-to-be left-hander Jon Lester this offseason. Heyman says a reunion with the Red Sox is considered unlikely. The Cubbies are run by Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, who obviously know the southpaw from their time in Boston. […]Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogHeyman: Yankees considered among likely landing spots for Jon Lester The post Heyman: Yankees considered among likely landing spots for Jon Lester appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Rotoworld 2 hours ago

Cubs put Edwin Jackson (lat) on 15-day DL - Edwin Jackson (S) Chicago Cubs

Cubs placed RHP Edwin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain.
Mets 360 33 mins ago

Whither Bartolo Colon?

The New York Mets have 34 games to play in this frustrating season – wasn’t this supposed to be the year? – and there’s nothing really left for which to play, other than being a spoiler. Whatever chance they might…Read more →Related Posts:Alderson defends inaction at the deadline3 waiver trade candidates the Mets should considerTwo trade options for Bartolo ColonWhere can the Mets trade Bartolo Colon now?Mets Pitching Staff Stabilizers: Bartolo Colon And Zack…
River Ave. Blues 34 mins ago
Yankees avoid sweep; McCarthy shuts out Astros 3-0

Yankees avoid sweep; McCarthy shuts out Astros 3-0

I don’t think you could have asked for a better finish to the series considering how the first two games played out. Brandon McCarthy led the Yankees to a 3-0 shutout win over the Astros on Thursday afternoon in the fastest game in New Yankee Stadium history. This one took only two hours and seven […]Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogYankees avoid sweep; McCarthy shuts out Astros 3-0 The post Yankees avoid sweep; McCarthy shuts out Astros 3-0 appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Friars on Base 3 hours ago

Friars Flapjacks: Paging Justin Masterson

The Padres are moving in a youthful direction with the focus going towards building for the future. But, that doesn’t mean that if a free agent could come to San Diego on the cheap and benefit the team both this coming season and, in one way or another, the long term future. This free agent […] Friars Flapjacks: Paging Justin Masterson - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Game 125: Yanks (63-61) vs. Astros (54-73)

NEW YORK -- If anyone had told you before the season that on Aug. 21, the Yankees would be closer to getting swept by the lowly Houston Astros than to a playoff spot, you probably would not have believed it. And yet, 125 games into the season, here we are. To bolster their short bench, the Yankees recalled Zelous Wheeler from Triple-A Scranton, and he is today's DH. Chase Whitley was sent down to make room. Here's the lineup that will try to avert the ignominy of a sweep by the Astros and their left-handed starting pitcher, Dallas Keuchel: Brett Gardner LF Derek Jeter SS Jacoby Ellsbury...
Dyson has been source of relief for Marlins

Dyson has been source of relief for Marlins

MIAMI – The Marlins’ blockbuster trade with the Blue Jays in November 2012, which featured the payroll purging of Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, yielded starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria among seven players.
McCovey Chronicles 5 hours ago

San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 8/21

The link dump Temarc in winter In case you didn't see it, the Giants did the ice bucket challenge, and then they challenged the MLB front office, who also did it, and I think this trend is kinda fun, but I still can't really wait for it to end. Excelsior! Is Rusney Castillo the next international free-agent gem?YES. YES HE IS. UNLESS THE GIANTS DON'T GET HIM IN WHICH CASE NO. THESE ARE MY PRINCIPLES AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE THEM, I HAVE OTHERS. Forfeits and Successfully Protested Games in Major League BaseballWere you wondering if the Giants had ever successfully protested a game before?...
Los Angeles Times 17 hours ago

Establishment Republican defeats tea party foe in Alaska Senate race

The tea party’s victory drought against establishment Republicans persisted in the hard-fought battle for the GOP nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Alaska, as former state Atty. Gen. Dan Sullivan defeated tea party favorite Joe Miller.
philly.com 20 hours ago

David Montgomery: 'Ruben is not on the hot seat'

David Montgomery, speaking Tuesday to a group of fans at Citizens Bank Park, issued yet another vote of confidence for Ruben Amaro Jr. The Phillies, who have spent more than $500 million in payroll since the start of the 2012 season, will miss the postseason for the third straight year.
Miami Herald 18 hours ago
Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna join Giancarlo Stanton as hot-hitting Miami Marlins outfielders

Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna join Giancarlo Stanton as hot-hitting Miami Marlins outfielders

The Marlins are hitting the road for an important nine-game trip beginning Friday night in Colorado, and Giancarlo Stanton isn’t the only hot bat they’re taking with them. His outfield mates have been on fire of late, too.
Rotoworld 3 hours ago

Chad Qualls (back) unavailable on Thursday - Chad Qualls (R) Houston Astros

Chad Qualls (back) is believed to be unavailable for Thursday's series finale against the Yankees.

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Nationals-Diamondbacks discussion thread: Game 126

At stake today: The Nationals can sweep Arizona and run their winning streak to 10 games, which would match the longest in the majors this year (Kansas City did it earlier this month). They can also push their lead in the NL East to 7 1/2 games, at least before the Braves play the Reds […]
Washington Post 40 mins ago

Nats Journal: Adam LaRoche’s timely shift helped preserve Nationals’ win streak

Any nine-game winning streak, especially one that includes four walk-off victories in five games, is built on plays that sneak by unnoticed. The game-winning hits, followed by liquids flying out of coolers and players streaming from the dugout, stick in your mind. But those big moments happen only after small moments allow it. Read full article >>

Adam LaRoche’s timely shift helped preserve Nationals’ win streak

Any nine-game winning streak, especially one that includes four walk-off victories in five games, is built on plays that sneak by unnoticed. The game-winning hits, followed by liquids flying out of coolers and players streaming from the dugout, stick in your mind. But those big moments happen only after small moments allow it. One of […]
philly.com 47 mins ago

Taney's Zion Spearman challenges Ryan Howard to home run derby

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Ryan Howard arrived in Williamsport on Thursday morning, flying into the quaint Central Pennsylvania town on a private plane. The Phillies first baseman spent the early part of the day at the Little League World Series, meeting each of the tournament's 16 teams.
MASN Sports 55 mins ago

Williams on Desmond's day off, Zimmerman, Gonzalez and Souza - Byron Kerr

Manager Matt Williams gave shortstop Ian Desmond off from the starting lineup Thursday in the final game of the series against the Diamondbacks. Danny Espinosa will play shortstop today for the Nationals, while Asdrubal Cabrera remains at second base. So...

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