Jul 28, 2014, 6:32 AM EDT
The Dodgers sweep their rivals in San Francisco, the Rays complain about Big Papi and I complain about Southwest Airlines messing with my kids’ vacation.
Jul 21, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Roark was drafted in the 25th round by the Rangers in 2008 and came to the Nationals in the mid-2010 trade for Cristian Guzman. He never cracked anyone’s top-100 prospect list and didn’t even debut in the majors until age 26 last season after posting an underwhelming 4.04 ERA in the minors.
Jul 10, 2014, 7:09 AM EDT
A handful of injuries went down last night, but so too did strict adherence to the Restoring Pitching Act of 2013.
Jun 16, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT
Three days, three come-from-behind wins for the Rockies over the Giants.
Jun 15, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT
Matt Adams’ father was in attendance for all three of his son’s home runs over the weekend as the Cardinals swept the Nationals.
Jun 11, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
Doug Fister’s debut for the Nationals was delayed until mid-May by a season-opening stint on the disabled list, but now he’s healthy and showing why so many people thought Washington pulled off a great trade getting him from Detroit this offseason.
Jun 11, 2014, 6:01 AM EDT
Collin Cowgill’s walkoff homer in the 14th was something. Yoenis Cespedes’ throw in the eighth was even more something.
Jun 6, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT
The Giants and Jays keep rolling merrily along. And Travis Wood [all together now] helps his own cause.
Jun 5, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT
Doug Fister went into a full split while covering first base this afternoon.
May 21, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT
On HBT Daily yesterday I said Johnny Cueto would give up more than two runs in a game before Masahiro Tanaka got his first loss. Both happened yesterday, but I’m pretty sure the Nats got their third run off Cueto before the Yankees-Cubs game ended, so I’m gonna claim victory.
May 18, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT
The Tigers’ right-hander, off to a fantastic start in his first eight starts, will get some extra rest and start on Saturday instead of Thursday.
May 6, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Doug Fister still hasn’t pitched for the Nationals, but he did turn down a long-term contract extension.
Apr 30, 2014, 12:32 PM EDT
Detroit needs a starter for Tuesday’s game and the Tigers have decided to call up 22-year-old prospect Robbie Ray for his big-league debut.
Apr 29, 2014, 9:27 PM EDT
Doug Fister delivered four scoreless innings in his minor league rehab debut Sunday afternoon with High-A Potomac and Nationals manager Matt Williams acknowledged to reporters Tuesday night that the right-hander is on track to join Washington’s starting rotation after just one more rehab outing.
Apr 29, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT
Taylor Jordan, who grabbed a spot in the Nationals’ season-opening rotation thanks in part to Doug Fister’s injury, has been demoted back to the minors after going 0-3 with a 5.61 ERA in five starts.
Apr 24, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT
Out since spring training with a lat strain, Nationals right-hander Doug Fister is on track to join the Nationals in early May.
Apr 6, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT
Finally a dose of positive news for the Nationals. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, right-hander Doug Fister played catch Sunday for the first time since suffering a lat strain on March 27.
Apr 6, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT
The Nationals made a roster change before Sunday’s series-finale against the Braves, placing Scott Hairston on the disabled list and recalling Tyler Moore from Triple-A Syracuse.
Apr 2, 2014, 7:08 PM EDT
According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, Doug Fister is expected to resume throwing on Thursday — first with light tosses from 60 feet on flat ground before eventually moving on to bullpen sessions. He is on his way back from lat and elbow injuries.
Mar 28, 2014, 10:21 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Detroit Tigers. The Big Question: Are the Tigers still the clear favorites in the AL Central? Detroit has won…
Mar 28, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT
Nationals right-hander Doug Fister dealt with elbow problems early in spring training and then, just when he was over them and getting ready to start the season healthy, he suffered a strained lat muscle in yesterday’s game. William Ladson of MLB.com reports that Fister will be placed on the disabled list to begin the season,…
Mar 27, 2014, 4:02 PM EDT
Doug Fister‘s spring has been a mess. It just got messier: Doug Fister left a minor league start after one inning with a lat strain. Williams didn’t rule him out, but little chance he makes 1st start — Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) March 27, 2014 He was pitching in a minor league game because he’s behind…
Mar 24, 2014, 9:24 AM EDT
This is interesting. I mean, beyond that it shows that, yes, Alex Gonzalez is still playing baseball: Orioles have traded Alex Gonzalez to the Detroit Tigers — Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) March 24, 2014 What’s more, Connolly reports that the Tigers traded utilityman Steve Lombardozzi for him. Which is kinda nuts considering Lombardozzi was a…
Mar 20, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
For the third straight season the Nationals have turned to Stephen Strasburg as their Opening Day starter, choosing him over Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann. “He’s earned it,” rookie manager Matt Williams told Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, noting that he also gave serious consideration to Zimmermann. Last season Strasburg threw 183 innings with a 3.00…
Mar 19, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT
Via Mark Zuckmeran of CSN Washington’s Nats Insider: VIERA, Fla. — Three weeks removed from his first (and only) appearance in a Grapefruit League this spring, Doug Fister is ready to face big-league hitters again. Fister, out since March 2 with elbow inflammation, is scheduled start Saturday against the Marlins, Nationals manager Matt Williams said.…
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