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  1. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 6, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    In addition to the box scores, I also watched Bill Clinton last night. No matter what your politics, I hope we can agree that Clinton makes everyone want to listen to their “Siamese Dream” cassette and drive around in their Chevy Cavalier, waiting for their pager to blow up.  Anyway: Nationals 9, Cubs 1: Gio…

  2. It’s apparently idiotic to suggest that the Nationals would be better off with Strasburg

    Sep 3, 2012, 9:16 AM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    I realize what’s going to be done is what’s going to be done, that the Nationals have their reasons, and that most Nationals fans are either perfectly fine with this or are at least resigned to it.  But it must be noted that we truly are in something of a crazy world with respect to the…

  3. Nationals make Sept. 12 the Stephen Strasburg shutdown date

    Sep 2, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    Despite their placement atop the NL East standings, the Nationals announced after Sunday’s game that Stephen Strasburg will make two more starts and then get shut down for the rest of the season. Strasburg, who struck out nine over six scoreless innings against the Cardinals on Sunday, will pitch Friday at home versus the Marlins…

  4. R.A. Dickey tosses five-hit shutout vs. Marlins for 17th win

    Aug 31, 2012, 9:50 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey Getty

    UPDATE: Dickey and Cueto have some company. Gio Gonzalez just tossed a five-hit shutout of his own vs. the Cardinals for his 17th win. 9:50 PM: R.A. Dickey tossed a five-hit shutout tonight as part of a 3-0 victory over the Marlins, putting him into a tie with fellow National League Cy Young candidate Johnny…

  5. Stephen Strasburg to make two or three more starts

    Aug 30, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    Nationals manager Davey Johnson broke the news to Stephen Strasburg on the plane ride home Monday: the 24-year-old right-hander will “probably” make just two or three more starts this season. Johnson says he has a “pretty firm plan” for Strasburg, but it’s based on how many innings the right-hander pitches in his next starts. Strasburg…

  6. R.A. Dickey notches 16th win as Mets snap six-game losing streak

    Aug 25, 2012, 4:58 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey Getty

    R.A. Dickey is still very much alive in the conversation for the National League Cy Young award. The knuckleballer tossed seven innings of one-run ball this afternoon at Citi Field as part of a 3-1 win over the Astros. The strong performance helped the Mets snap a six-game losing streak. Dickey actually got the Mets…

  7. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 20, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Pirates Cardinals Baseball

    Pirates 6, Cardinals 3: For the second straight year the Pirates play a nineteen inning game. This time, unlike the game against the Braves in which they were royally screwed, the Pirates won. Thank you Pedro Alvarez and Andrew McCutchen who drove in runs in the 19th, Alvarez with a homer. They had to burn…

  8. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 9, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Jose Reyes

    Marlins 13, Mets 0: Well, that one got out of hand. Chris Young was beaten like a red headed stepchild (can we still say that?), allowing two homers and four RBI to Giancarlo Stanton and a mess of runs to everyone else. Jose Reyes extends his hitting streak to 26 games. Giants 15, Cardinals 0:…

  9. Three arguments break out in Brewers-Nationals game

    Jul 29, 2012, 6:35 PM EDT

    Cody Ransom

    One play in the sixth inning of Sunday’s Brewers-Nationals game spawned three arguments with the umpiring crew. The Brewers were up 3-2 and had the bases loaded with one out when Milwaukee’s Norichika Aoki put down a squeeze that was handed by Washington’s Gio Gonzalez. Gonzalez conceded the run and made the throw to first,…

  10. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 25, 2012, 6:05 AM EDT

    Actor Sherman Hemsley dies at age 74 portrayed George Jefferson

    Holy moley, an awful lot of big news happened overnight. Ramirez a Dodger? Cole Hamels almost remaining with Philly? There were even some games! Athletics 7, Blue Jays 2: The A’s are streaking. That’s six in a row. Derek Norris hit a two-run homer and Yoenis Cespedes drove in three with a single. The A’s success at…

  11. Nick Swisher doesn’t understand why A’s fans boo him

    Jul 20, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    nick swisher and eric chavez

    Nick Swisher was a fan favorite during his four seasons with the A’s and left the team not by choice but because he was traded to the White Sox following the 2007 season. He’s been back to Oakland as an opposing player plenty of times since then, but after being booed by A’s fans last…

  12. David Price edges R.A. Dickey, is first to 13 wins this year

    Jul 19, 2012, 3:39 PM EDT

    David Price

    David Price blanked the Indians for seven innings on Thursday to pick up his major league-high 13th victory. Price barely beat the Mets’ R.A. Dickey to the punch today. Those two had been tied with the Rangers’ Matt Harrison and the Nationals’ Gio Gonzalez at 12 wins. Dickey would pick up his 13th victory by…

  13. Nationals pitching coach: “strikeouts are bulls***”

    Jul 12, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    strasburg ap

    Nationals’ pitching coach Steve McCatty spoke with Yahoo!’s Les Carpenter and gave a less entertaining version of Crash Davis’ “strikeouts are boring, besides that, they’re fascist” speech: “Strikeouts are bull[bleep],” he says … If you try to strike out every hitter you’re going to burn up pitches … Look, just do the math. If you’re taking 15-20…

  14. 2012 midseason awards: NL Cy Young

    Jul 5, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    It was easy coming up with pitcher snubs from the NL All-Star team because there are a whole bunch of NL pitchers with great numbers right now. One does stand out above the rest, but there’s an excellent field of Cy Young candidates to choose from at the midway point. Here’s the top 15, according…

  15. Austin Jackson, Bryce Harper lead All-Star snubs

    Jul 1, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    You knew it was coming. In truth, I think those in charge did a better job of picking this season’s All-Stars than they have in recent years. Still, I have some disagreements, even if none of them are quite as vehement as last season’s. Austin Jackson (OF Tigers) – Jackson’s DL stint probably cost him…

  16. Selection Sunday: Your 2012 All-Star rosters are revealed…

    Jul 1, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

    mlb all-star patch

    Major League Baseball is announcing the All-Star rosters for each league this afternoon during an hour-long special on TBS. We’ll update this post as the names come in: The 2012 MLB All-Star Game is next Tuesday, July 10, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. AMERICAN LEAGUE Starters C Mike Napoli 1B Prince Fielder 2B…

  17. A’s call up catching prospect Derek Norris for MLB debut

    Jun 21, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT

    derek norris a's

    Derek Norris, the catching prospect acquired from the Nationals as part of the offseason swap for Gio Gonzalez, has been called up by the A’s and is making his big-league debut behind the plate today. Norris is one of the more interesting prospects in baseball, as he’s been very productive in the minors despite low…

  18. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 10, 2012, 8:20 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Boston Red Sox

    It’s June 10 and the National League East-leading Nationals are showing no signs of a potential fade. Gio Gonzalez allowed just three hits over 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball and first baseman Adam LaRoche hit his 10th home run of the season on Saturday afternoon as Washington rolled to its second consecutive victory over…

  19. You’re not gonna believe this, but Mike Trout and Bryce Harper were MLB Rookies of the Month

    Jun 3, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT

    Mike Trout Getty

    Get used to this. From a bevy of MLB press releases that just filled my inbox: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Mike Trout has been voted American League Rookie of the Month for May … Bryce Harper has been voted National League Rookie of the Month for May. Trout hit .324 (35-for-108) with six doubles, two triples,…

  20. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 22, 2012, 6:10 AM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Marlins 7, Rockies 4: Jamie Moyer pitched in his 50th different major league park. But he may have given up his longest most hellacious homer ever. Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam that went 438 feet in basically a straight line and broke the friggin’ scoreboard. Roy Hobbs stuff, there. Gave the Marlins the lead and,…

  21. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 17, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Colorado Rockies

    Rockies 6, Diamondbacks 1: I took my bike out for a spin for the first time in a while last evening. It was a nice ride on a nice night. At least apart from the crazy, over-the-handlebars wreck I got into at the corner of Alpath and Johnston Road. There were no apparent injuries at…

  22. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 30, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants

    Giants 4, Padres 1: Madison Bumgarner keeps rolling (7.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 6K). After the game he explained his recent success by saying “I’m just trying to make pitches.”  I’ve heard that for 30 years and I’m still not quite sure what it means but I always like hearing it for some reason.…

  23. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 25, 2012, 6:03 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish pitches against the New York Yankees in Arlington, Texas

    Rangers 2, Yankees 0: Yu Darvish finally arrives. Eight and a third innings, ten strikeouts and a big goose egg in the runs column against the best offense in baseball. Rays 5, Angels 0: David Price: five-hit shutout. Albert Pujols: 0 for 4. He has the lowest slugging percentage of anyone in last night’s Angels…

  24. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 18, 2012, 6:08 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Boston Red Sox

    Rangers 18, Red Sox 3: The Rangers were definitely physically and emotionally into this game. In fact, they did a Gashouse Gorillas-style conga line around the basepaths. Josh Hamilton drove in five, Mike Napoli drove in four. Rockies 5, Padres 3:  Jamie Moyer wins and thus becomes the oldest pitcher to ever win a game.…

  25. Tom Milone first in six years to go eight scoreless with no strikeouts

    Apr 10, 2012, 1:31 AM EDT

    Tom Milone

    The Royals must have thought A’s rookie Tom Milone was a nasty left-hander when they sat lefty bats Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas on Monday night. They went on to make him look like one, kind of anyway. Tommy Milone became the first pitcher in six years to finish an outing with at least eight…

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