Nationals manager Matt Williams shared some injury updates on pitchers Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister on Thursday, as well as backup outfielder Scott Hairston.
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Back at Nationals Park after two extended spring training starts in Viera, Fla., Doug Fister threw a 40-pitch bullpen session on Thursday and “felt good,” Manager Matt Williams said. The next step is a four-inning/60-pitch minor league rehab start on Sunday, likely at Class A Potomac. Fister, who is returning from a lat strain, wasn’t […]
NEW YORK -- Curtis Granderson says everything feels the same. It didn't sound like it, though. After two hits in two days, it sure sounded like there was some relief in Granderson's voice after the New York Mets' 4-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. "Anytime you can get the ball to touch the [outfield] grass, and touch base safely, it's amazing what that does for a hitter," Granderson said. Granderson snapped a career-high 22 at-bat hitless streak with a first-inning single Wednesday, and added a pinch-hit RBI single in the seventh inning Thursday.
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Bobby Abreu will start in left field and hit sixth during Thursday’s day-game against the Cardinals (Mets on Twitter, Apr. 24). His last major league start was July 25, 2012, for the Dodgers. Curtis Granderson will get the day off, despite ending a career-long hitless streak with a single in the first inning Wednesday night. Granderson is […]
Adam LaRoche’s game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning in Wednesday’s 5-4 walkoff capped not only another comeback victory but provided another encouraging sign that the Nationals’ cleanup hitter is locked in at the plate and rebounding from last season. LaRoche finished the night with three hits and raised his early-season batting average […]
Marlins manager Mike Redmond hasn’t decided how he will rearrange the batting order after Rafael Furcal completes his injury rehab and joins the team.
The Nationals got on the board in the third inning against Padres lefty Eric Stults. Pitcher Jordan Zimmermann got it started with a single past diving shortstop Everth Cabrera and into left field. Denard Span reached on a fielder's choice,...
NEW YORK -- In four games this week against the St. Louis Cardinals, the New York Mets scored nine runs. And won three of the games. For the Mets to come anywhere close to their announced (but perhaps unrealistic) goal of 90 wins, they'll need to score more runs. But the pitching is on an impressive run. Bartolo Colon had another strong start in Thursday's 4-1 Mets win, his fourth in five starts for the Mets (the other one was a nine-run clunker in Anaheim).
LOS ANGELES - Most days, the toughest decision Don Mattingly must make before games centers around his outfielders. Who to play, and who to sit? He now has five viable options and just three spots. Thursday, he came to the conclusion that it was Matt...