9:03 PM EDT, Sat April 18, 2015
Washington Post 4 hours ago

Nationals come up short

Last season, Jordan Zimmermann had the most reliable command in the National League. He walked 1.3 batters per nine innings, best in the league. He walked two batters in July, four in August. Saturday alone, Zimmermann walked four batters, three to lead off innings, one of which scored to put the Phillies ahead for good. The Nationals fell, 5-3, and their win streak ended at three. Read full article >>
Washington Post 8 hours ago

Nats Journal: Today’s Nationals vs. Phillies lineups

Jordan Zimmermann will look to bounce back from a rough outing in Boston Monday afternoon as the Nationals hunt a fourth straight win. The big news of the day is Yunel Escobar’s injured groin, which will keep him out of this afternoon’s lineup and require an MRI today. With Escobar gone, Michael...

Poor start by Marlins prompts players-only clubhouse meeting

NEW YORK -- One day after Giancarlo Stanton questioned what he perceives as a lack of “fire” on the Marlins, the clubhouse was closed Saturday for a players-only pre-game meeting to air out issues. The Marlins are off to a...
Washington Post 7 hours ago

Nats Journal: Denard Span back with team, could be activated tomorrow

When Denard Span had surgery to repair a right core muscle on March 9, he expected it would cost him months, not weeks. He will be a free agent after this season, and just had core surgery on his left side in December. That he needed a second procedure — and that it would cost him so much time in a crucial year for his team and his career — frustrated him. He admitted it would be hard not to rush back.Read full article >>
philly.com 4 hours ago

Phillies beat Nationals to snap skid

WASHINGTON - Odubel Herrera had three hits and scored three times on Saturday afternoon, and Ben Revere came off the bench to score twice as the Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals, 5-3, to earn their first win in a week.
MetsBlog 3 hours ago

Tonight’s Game: Mets vs. Marlins, 7 p.m. on SNY

The Mets (8-3) face the Miami Marlins (3-8) for their third game of a four-game series at Citi Field Saturday night. Mets First Pitch begins at 6 p.m. on SNY. The game is scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m. Jacob …
philly.com 2 hours ago

Phillies Notes: Frustrated Revere tries to stay positive

WASHINGTON - Someone scribbled Y.O.Y.O. with a green marker onto the whiteboard in the Phillies clubhouse before Saturday's game against the Nationals.

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Newsday 1 hour ago

Do spring training stats carry over to regular season? Mets are hoping so

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times from baseball managers: Don't believe what you see in March and September.
CSN Washington 2 hours ago

Embattled Desmond: "I'm gonna get through it"

After another nightmare day at shortstop, Ian Desmond managed to find strength from the support of Nationals teammates and fans.

Desmond: “I’m gonna get through it”

If Ian Desmond ever was going to go crawl in a hole and disappear from public view, this might have been the time. If Matt Williams ever was going to bench his starting shortstop after another nightmare defensive innings, this might have been the time. And if ever the crowd of 35,330 at Nationals Park…
CSN Washington 3 hours ago

Span likely to make season debut Sunday

After a brief rehab assignment, Denard Span believes he's ready to go and is expected to make his season debut for the Nationals on Sunday.
MASN Sports 3 hours ago

Zimmermann felt better than Boston game, but this time struggled with control in loss - Byron Kerr

Zimmermann felt better than Boston game, but this time struggled with control in loss

Span ready to go, likely to be activated Sunday

After a final tune-up Saturday at Nationals Park in which he went through a full pregame workout and emerged with no lingering issues in either area where he recently underwent core muscle surgery, Denard Span is likely to make his season debut Sunday. “I feel pretty good,” the veteran center fielder said following the Nationals’…
Toronto Star 4 hours ago
Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson hits game-winning walkoff homer against Braves

Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson hits game-winning walkoff homer against Braves

The extra-inning dramatics came after the Jays clawed back from a 4-0 deficit with a seventh-inning rally.
New York Daily News 4 hours ago
Do I hear seven in a row

Do I hear seven in a row

The good times are back in Queens.
Washington Post 5 hours ago

DC Sports Bog: Bryce Harper follows mammoth home run with another strong hair flip

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper crushed a fifth inning offering from Philadelphia’s Aaron Harang 461 feet for a game-tying homer in fifth inning of Saturday’s game at Nationals Park. You might say that Harper hit the hair off the ball, which just missed landing on the concourse to the right of the batter’s eye in straightaway center field.Read full article >>

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