7:49 AM EDT, Tue September 30, 2014
Washington Post

Stephen Strasburg is dominant in Nationals’ 5-1 victory over the Marlins.

On some nights this spring, after Stephen Strasburg pitched, Matt Williams would settle behind his desk and hear a knock on his office door. He would open it and see Strasburg standing there. Strasburg resists attention but craves responsibility. He wanted the Washington Nationals to lean on him, and he pleaded with Williams to let him pitch deeper in games. He had been unshackled from injury and team-mandated innings restrictions. This was the season for him show it. Read full article >>

Washington Post

Stephen Strasburg is dominant in Nationals’ 5-1 victory over the Marlins

On some nights this spring, after Stephen Strasburg pitched, Matt Williams would settle behind his desk and hear a knock on his office door. He would open it — there was Strasburg, wanting to talk. Strasburg resists attention, even the praiseful kind, but craves responsibility. He pleaded with Williams to let him pitch deeper in games. He had been unshackled from injury and team-mandated innings restrictions. This was the season for the Washington Nationals to lean on him. Read full article >>

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Marlins notes: Ozuna sprains ankles, out for last seven games

A high ankle sprain will keep center fielder Marcell Ozuna sidelined for the final week of the regular season.MIAMI – It wasn't as gruesome as some of the other notable Marlins' injuries this season, but Marcell Ozuna turning his right ankle as he cruised into second base Sunday wasn't easy on the stomach.

Nats Insider | CSN Washington

As Nats hold breath, Zimmerman passes first test

MIAMI — He hadn’t played in a big-league ballgame in two months, and he was the first to admit earlier Saturday he had no idea what to expect when he stepped onto the field at Marlins Park in his first game back from a major hamstring injury. By the end of the night, after Ryan…

Washington Post

Nats Journal: Gio Gonzalez hitting a groove at the right time

Since Gio Gonzalez returned in mid-June from his career-first stint on the disabled list for shoulder inflammation, he has fluctuated between dominant and inconsistent. But after Gonzalez’s two-run, seven-inning start against the Marlins on Thursday, Nationals Manager Matt Williams had nothing but praised for the left-hander. Gonzalez has had the roughest season of all the Nationals’ starters, but Williams proclaimed that this start was “maybe the best” he had seen Gonzalez since the shoulder injury. Read full article >>

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Marlins notes: Stanton to sit out remainder of 2014 season

The Marlins confirmed Wednesday Giancarlo Stanton will not play again in 2014 due to injuries resulting from getting hit in the face with a pitch Sept. 9.NEW YORK – The Marlins before Wednesday's series final confirmed what just about everyone assumed as soon Mike Fiers pitch last week hit Giancarlo Stanton in the face: His 2014 season is over.

Newark Star-Ledger

Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton out for the rest of the season after gruesome facial injuries

The outfielder obviously won't be in the lineup when Miami plays the Mets on Wednesday night.

Miami Herald

Mets CF Juan Lagares leaves game with elbow injury

Mets center fielder Juan Lagares has left New Yorks game against the Miami Marlins before the start of the fifth inning because of a hyperextended right elbow.

Mets Blog | ESPN New York

Lagares departs with elbow injury

Juan Lagares #12 CFNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM116 HR4 RBI47 R46 OBP.321 AVG.281 NEW YORK -- Juan Lagares departed Tuesday's game against the Miami Marlins after four innings with what the team labeled a hyperextended right elbow. Kirk Nieuwenhuis replaced him in center field. Lagares had forced out Garrett Jones at second base on a shot up the middle by Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the fourth.

Newark Star-Ledger

Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton shows horrifying post-injury and incredible recovery photos

With the Mets facing the Marlins on Tuesday night, the outfielder revealed he's doing much better.

Miami Herald

Stanton posts pictures of facial injuries online

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton posted online side-by-side graphic photos of his face, showing healing in the five days since he was struck by a pitch.

Mets Blog | ESPN New York

Matt den Dekker (left hand) improving

Matt den Dekker's left hand is getting better fast. Den Dekker hasn't played since Tuesday, when he was hit by a Yohan Flande pitch in a game against the Colorado Rockies, but New York Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that den Dekker may be available to play as soon as Monday night's game against the Miami Marlins. "It's coming along," den Dekker said Sunday morning. "The X-rays were negative. I think it's fine." Reliever Vic Black was scheduled to see the doctor Sunday about his right shoulder.

Miami Herald

Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton suffers facial fractures, likely won’t return this season

The Marlins have hired the best specialists to treat slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who was hit in the face with a pitch Thursday night. They expect the NL MVP contender to return to form once healed.

Boston Herald

Giancarlo Stanton’s injuries create doubt

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Human beings are inherently selfish. It’s just how we’re wired.It’s probably an evolutionary thing, dating back to when hording an extra ounce of mastodon meat might’ve meant the difference between surviving the winter and spending eternity in a polar ice cap.We think of ourselves first and everyone else second, which is why it’s OK to admit if your reaction upon hearing the awful news about Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton getting hit in the face was how it would impact the Red Sox’ pursuit of him this winter.

Florida Marlins Blog | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Marlins' Stanton not likely to need surgery; sends tweet

Injured slugger Giancarlo Stanton is not likely to need surgery for his facial injuries from Thursday’s beaning, the Miami Marlins said.

Los Angeles Times

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit in face by pitch

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was hit in the face by a pitch and left the game on a gurney so he could be taken to a hospital for further examination.

Miami Herald

Stanton tweets that he's 'much better'

Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins says hes feeling much better, one day after sustaining facial fractures and other injuries when he was struck in the face by a fastball.

Newark Star-Ledger

VIDEO: Giancarlo Stanton gets hit in the face with fastball

Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is left bloodied and with dental injuries after being hit in the face with a fastball Thursday.

Miami Herald

Recap: Milwaukee vs. Miami

Ryan Braun and Matt Clark both smacked solo home runs as the Milwaukee Brewers topped Miami 4-2 in a game that saw Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton be carted off with a facial injury.

Florida Marlins Blog | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Four months later, Marlins still searching for adequate Jose Fernandez fill in

The Marlins don’t have a starter for Sunday’s series finale against the Braves because Henderson Alvarez (left oblique strain) is questionable. Considering the Marlins still haven’t found an adequate replacement for Jose Fernandez, who hasn’t pitched since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May, finding someone to take Alvarez’s slot is a tough assignment.

Miami Herald

Injured Alvarez out, slams ball to manager's hand

Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez has exited Mondays game because of a side injury, slamming the ball into his managers hand as he left the mound.

MLB

TB@MIA: Loney goes yard to extend the Rays' lead

5/30/13: James Loney leads off the seventh with a solo homer off Ricky Nolasco that gives the Rays a 3-1 advantage over the Marlins Check out http://MLB.com/video for more! About MLB.com: Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced on January 19