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Fri May 2418:34Nats GM says manager Martinez safe for now despite struggles
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says second-year manager Dave Martinez's job is safe for now despite Washington's sluggish start to the season.The Nationals have lost five straight and entered Friday at 19-31, better than only the Miami Marlins, Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles.Rizzo says there is blame to go around. Asked specifically about his confidence in Martinez, he says "we're not making any decisions with a third of the season gone.""We've got a lot of season left. Davey's not happy with what's going on. Nobody's happy with what's going on — the fanbase, the ownership, and myself," he added.The team has dealt with injures to star hitters Anthony Rendon, Trea Turner, Juan Soto and Ryan Zimmerman, but the biggest culprit has been the poor bullpen.Washington has the highest bullpen ERA in the majors at 7.02 and leads the NL with 10 blown saves."Lot of people in this group right here that predicted us to win 90, 92 games and win the division and the World Series," Rizzo said in explaining why he's willing to stand pat. "That was our expectation coming into this, and a third into the season I'm certainly not going to pull the pin on that and blow it up."___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri May 1718:17Turner activated by Nats, who put Sánchez on the IL
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortstop Trea Turner has been activated from the 10-day injured list by the Washington Nationals, who placed starting pitcher Anibal Sánchez on the IL a day after he strained his left hamstring.The 25-year-old Turner missed 38 games with a broken right index figure sustained April 2 against Philadelphia. He hit .357 with a double and two homers through the first four games of the season."It was real nice to write his name in the lineup," Nationals manager Dave Martinez before prior to Friday night's game against the Chicago Cubs.Sánchez (0-6, 5.10) was removed in the second inning of Thursday's start against the New York Mets with the hamstring strain. Martinez said the 35-year-old right-hander was walking without pain Friday.Washington also optioned infielder Wilmer Difo to Triple-A Fresno and recalled right-hander Kyle McGowin from Fresno.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri May 1702:31LEADING OFF: Greinke exam, Turner tagged, CC faces Rays
A look at what's happening around the majors today:CHECK HIMArizona ace Zack Greinke is set for an MRI after making an early exit in his last start.Greinke pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning against the Pirates until leaving in the eighth inning because of abdominal tightness."It's not too bad," Greinke said. "Just didn't seem like a good idea to try to push it."Greinke (6-1) has a 1.09 ERA in his last six starts, allowing five earned runs in 41 1/3 innings.STOP THAT!Justin Turner is on a hitting streak that no one would envy.The Dodgers star has been hit by a pitch in four straight games, tied for the longest string in franchise history. He is the first player in team records since Hughie Jennings in 1900 to be plunked in four consecutive games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.Carlos Quentin of the Chicago White Sox set the majors' longest streak when he was hit in six straight in 2008."I think at this point it's almost what is going on?" Dodgers teammate Alex Verdugo sa... [More]
Thu May 1620:01LEADING OFF: Greinke exam, Turner tagged, CC faces Rays
A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:CHECK HIMArizona ace Zack Greinke is set for an MRI after making an early exit in his last start.Greinke pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning against the Pirates until leaving in the eighth inning because of abdominal tightness."It's not too bad," Greinke said. "Just didn't seem like a good idea to try to push it."Greinke (6-1) has a 1.09 ERA in his last six starts, allowing five earned runs in 41 1/3 innings.STOP THAT!Justin Turner is on a hitting streak that no one would envy.The Dodgers star has been hit by a pitch in four straight games, tied for the longest string in franchise history. He is the first player in team records since Hughie Jennings in 1900 to be plunked in four consecutive games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.Carlos Quentin of the Chicago White Sox set the majors' longest streak when he was hit in six straight in 2008."I think at this point it's almost what is going on?" Dodgers teammate Alex Verdugo s... [More]
Mon May 602:28No surprise in NL East: It's a grind so far
As expected, the NL East has been a grind so far.The Phillies, Braves, Mets and Nationals are within five games of each other, with Philadelphia in first place at 19-14. Those four teams came into the season with high expectations , and given all the games they play against each other, it figured to be difficult for anyone to pull away. So far, that has been the case.The Phillies beat Washington 7-1 on Sunday to widen their lead over the fourth-place Nationals. Philadelphia is 15-9 against the NL East, although that includes a 5-2 mark against the last-place Marlins.The truth is, the top four teams in this fascinating division all have issues to worry about in the early going:— The Phillies have been solid, but so far Bryce Harper is having a similar season to last year — decent overall numbers, but a low batting average. He's hitting .233. Right-hander Nick Pivetta struggled so much, he earned a trip to the minors. Like in 2018, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the majors in def... [More]
Sun May 501:40Braun's 6th hit for Brewers ends 18-inning game vs. Mets
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun's career-high sixth hit, a two-run single with one out in the 18th inning, lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 comeback victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night in the longest game in Miller Park history.Braun stood on first base with his hands raised above his head as Yasmani Grandal slid across home plate with the winning run, ending the game that lasted 5 hours and 22 minutes. A jubilant bunch of Brewers ran out to greet Braun, who was the only Milwaukee player to have multiple hits.The Mets took a 3-2 lead in the top of the 18th on Jeff McNeil's run-scoring single off Taylor Williams (1-1), who was Milwaukee's eighth and final pitcher.But the Brewers were far from done. Eric Thames drew a leadoff walk from Chris Flexen (0-2), who then got Mike Moustakas to fly out to center. Flexen, just recalled from Triple-A Syracuse earlier in the day, walked Grandal and Travis Shaw to load the bases for Braun. The Brewers' longest-tenured hit a sharp grou... [More]
Sat May 423:55Red Sox get 10 hits in a row in 15-2 rout of White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) — The Boston Red Sox strung together 10 straight hits against White Sox left-hander Manny Bañuelos, ending one hit shy of the major league record during a nine-run third inning in a 15-2 rout of Chicago on Saturday night.Bañuelos (2-1) retired his first eight batters before Christian Vázquez opened Boston's two-out rally with a single. Xander Bogaerts, Michael Chavis and Eduardo Núñez each homered, Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez had RBI doubles, and Vázquez capped the streak with another single before White Sox manager Rick Renteria pulled Bañuelos with a 9-1 deficit. Carson Fulmer replaced Bañuelos and interrupted the hit parade by walking Andrew Benintendi. Betts flew out to right to end the inning after 14 batters.The Colorado Rockies had a major league-record 11 straight hits during a 17-2 win over the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field on July 30, 2010.Chavis added another solo shot in the fifth for his first multihomer game and finished with four hits and three RB... [More]
Tue Apr 3017:48Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon to IL after missing 7 of 8 games
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon is finally heading to the injured list with a bruised left elbow after sitting out seven of Washington's past eight games.Rendon joins two other members of the team's starting infield on the IL: first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and shortstop Trea Turner.Lefty reliever Dan Jennings' contract was selected from Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday so he could replace Rendon on the roster before Washington's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.The Nationals also designated right-hander Austin Adams for assignment.Rendon was hit by a pitch on his elbow during an April 20 game against Miami, ending a 17-game hitting streak.He missed the next four games, went 0 for 3 in one appearance, then skipped three more games for the Nationals, who entered Tuesday with a 12-15 record.Washington general manager Mike Rizzo said Rendon seemed to be healing early on, but problems with the elbow returned after he played the one game."The X-ray and the MRIs show that there's no fracture, (but) there was significant swelling early on," Rizzo said Tuesday. "It had subsided but when we aspirated the fluid most recently, we felt that let's give it some time to calm down so we can have this guy for the long term."Rendon is batting .356 with six homers and 18 RBIs.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Apr 3014:46Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon to IL after missing 7 of 8 games
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon is finally heading to the injured list with a bruised left elbow after sitting out seven of Washington's past eight games.Rendon joins two other members of the team's starting infield on the IL: first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and shortstop Trea Turner.Lefty reliever Dan Jennings' contract was selected from Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday so he could replace Rendon on the roster before Washington's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.The Nationals also designated right-hander Austin Adams for assignment.Rendon was hit by a pitch on his elbow during an April 20 game against Miami, ending a 17-game hitting streak.He missed the next four games, went 0 for 3 in one appearance, then skipped three more games for the Nationals, who entered Tuesday with a 12-15 record.Rendon is batting .356 with six homers and 18 RBIs this season.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Apr 2617:48Nationals Carter Kieboom for big league debut
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carter Kieboom's rapid rise through the Washington Nationals' minor league system is complete, and perhaps no one is more amazed than the infielder himself.The 28th overall pick in the 2016 amateur draft was set to make his major league debut against San Diego on Friday night, batting ninth and playing shortstop."This whole thing's crazy to me," Kieboom said. "I was in high school three years ago doing art projects and stuff. It's hard to even describe it. I think it's going to really set in when I take the field for the first time and get my first hit, get my first out on defense. There's going to be a lot of firsts out there, and they're all going to feel really good."Washington opted not to bring Kieboom up when incumbent shortstop Trea Turner suffered a broken right index finger on April 2. At the time, Kieboom had yet to play above Double A.Kieboom hit .379 with three home runs and 18 RBIs with Triple-A Fresno, leading the Pacific Coast League with 16 walks. He... [More]
Wed Apr 312:42Nationals SS Turner heads to 10-day IL with broken finger
WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting shortstop Trea Turner has been put on the 10-day injured list by the Washington Nationals with a broken right index finger.Wilmer Difo took Turner's spot in the infield for Washington's game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. Second baseman Brian Dozier was moved up to bat in Turner's No. 2 spot in the lineup.Turner took a ball off his finger while trying to bunt in the first inning of Philadelphia's 8-2 victory Tuesday night.To replace him on the 25-man roster, the Nationals recalled infielder Adrián Sanchez from Triple-A Fresno. With Washington's new top minor league affiliate based on the other side of the country, Sanchez left Tuesday evening, flew from California to Chicago, caught a connection, and landed in Washington on Wednesday morning.The Nationals plan to active utility player Howie Kendrick off the IL on Thursday, when Washington opens a three-game series at the New York Mets.Matt Adams, who left Tuesday's loss with back spasms, could be available to pinch hit Wednesday.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Apr 302:10LEADING OFF: Turner hurt, Harper rolling in DC series
A look at what's a happening around the majors today:FINGERS CROSSEDNationals shortstop Trea Turner will be out indefinitely after breaking his right index finger while trying to bunt. Standing at the plate in the first inning Tuesday night against Philadelphia, Turner squared to bunt versus Zach Elfin. The fastball hit the finger on his right hand, which was wrapped around the bat. Wilmer Difo replaced Turner and will assume the role of starter for the time being.Meanwhile, Bryce Harper and the Phillies are 4-0 for the first time since 1915, when they opened 8-0 en route to an NL pennant. Harper has been a driving force after signing a $330 million, 13-year deal, crushing his third homer in his first game at Washington since ending his seven-year tenure with the Nationals. He was booed heartily throughout the game — "That's sports," he said — but serenaded by "MVP!" chants after the game by the hundreds of Philly fans.UPDATE COMINGThe Indians may provide a more definitive timetabl... [More]
Wed Apr 301:58Harper homers in DC return, Phils beat Nats 8-2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper crushed a long home run for his third hit while performing to jeers in his return to Washington, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Nationals 8-2 Tuesday night for the franchise's best start in over a century.Maikel Franco also homered for the Phillies, baseball's only undefeated team at 4-0. They had only done that in 1915 and 1897.Harper left Washington after playing 927 games over seven years, participating in six All-Star Games and winning the 2015 NL MVP Award. He listened to what the Nationals had to offer, then signed a $330 million, 13-year contract with the rival Phillies in February.Harper hasn't wasted any time providing returns for the investment. He has three homers and five RBIs in four games, along with a .429 batting average. He drove in three Tuesday.Booed during every at-bat, Harper thumped a "take that," 458-foot shot in the eighth inning off Jeremy Hellickson. As the ball soared toward the second deck in right field, Harper flipp... [More]
Wed Apr 301:36Harper homers in DC return, Phils beat Nats 8-2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper crushed a long home run for his third hit while performing to jeers in his return to Washington, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Nationals 8-2 Tuesday night for the franchise's best start in over a century.Maikel Franco also homered for the Phillies, baseball's only undefeated team at 4-0. They had only done that in 1915 and 1897.Harper left Washington after playing 927 games over seven years, participating in six All-Star Games and winning the 2015 NL MVP Award. He listened to what the Nationals had to offer, then signed a $330 million, 13-year contract with the rival Phillies in February.Harper hasn't wasted any time providing returns for the investment. He has three homers and five RBIs in four games, along with a .429 batting average. He drove in three Tuesday.Booed during every at-bat, Harper thumped a "take that," 458-foot shot in the eighth inning off Jeremy Hellickson. As the ball soared toward the second deck in right field, Harper flipp... [More]
Wed Apr 300:20LEADING OFF: Turner hurt, Harper rolling in DC series
A look at what's a happening around the majors Wednesday:FINGERS CROSSEDNationals shortstop Trea Turner will be out indefinitely after breaking his right index finger while trying to bunt. Standing at the plate in the first inning Tuesday night against Philadelphia, Turner squared to bunt versus Zach Elfin. The fastball hit the finger on his right hand, which was wrapped around the bat. Wilmer Difo replaced Turner and will assume the role of starter for the time being.Meanwhile, Bryce Harper and the Phillies are 4-0 for the first time since 1915, when they opened 8-0 en route to an NL pennant. Harper has been a driving force after signing a $330 million, 13-year deal, crushing his third homer in his first game at Washington since ending his seven-year tenure with the Nationals. He was booed heartily throughout the game — "That's sports," he said — but serenaded by "MVP!" chants after the game by the hundreds of Philly fans.UPDATE COMINGThe Indians may provide a more definitive time... [More]
Wed Apr 300:16Nationals SS Trea Turner breaks finger, out indefinitely
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals shortstop Trea Turner will be out indefinitely after breaking his right index finger while trying to bunt.Standing at the plate in the first inning Tuesday night against Philadelphia, Turner squared to bunt versus Zach Elfin. The fastball hit the finger on his right hand, which was wrapped around the bat.The injury was determined to be a nondisplaced fracture. There was no timetable for his return."I guess as time goes on, the better we'll know," Turner said."It's a big loss. He's our starting shortstop," manager Dave Martinez said. "But we've got to keep playing."Wilmer Difo replaced Turner and will assume the role of starter for the time being."He's here for a reason," Martinez said of Difo, who went 1 for 3 after entering in the first inning.Martinez expressed hope of getting a backup from the minors before Wednesday afternoon's game against the Phillies.Turner was batting .385 and coming off a game against the Mets in which he hit two home runs, including a game-ending solo shot."Not fun," Turner said. "I couldn't move it, so I knew something was wrong."Turner said the pitch was coming high and inside, and he had no chance to get out of the way."I don't expect somebody to throw at my head," Turner said.Martinez said: "The ball was in. He just couldn't get out of the way. He just kept running in on him."___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Apr 223:00LEADING OFF: Awaiting word on Turner, Lindor; Pillar in SF
A look at what's a happening around the majors Wednesday:FINGERS CROSSEDThe Nationals are awaiting word on shortstop Trea Turner's injured finger. Turner was hit by a pitch on the index finger of his right hand while squaring to bunt Tuesday. He was examined briefly on the field by a trainer before walking off the field. Turner played 162 games last season, batting .271 with an NL-leading 43 stolen bases.UPDATE COMINGThe Indians may provide a more definitive timetable for Francisco Lindor's return from a sprained left ankle. Lindor visited a specialist Monday, and Cleveland said Tuesday that Lindor would miss more time, but the injury only appears to be a minor setback for the star shortstop. Lindor will meet Wednesday with manager Terry Francona and Chris Antonetti, the club's president of baseball operations, and the Indians might have more info on Lindor's prognosis after that.DOMINANT DEGROMNL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom makes his second start this season for the Mets, this ... [More]
Tue Apr 220:28Nationals SS Trea Turner leaves game with finger injury
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals shortstop Trea Turner has left a game against Philadelphia after being hit in the index finger with a pitch.Batting in the first inning, Turner squared to bunt against Phillies pitcher Zach Elfin. The fastball hit a finger on his right hand, which was wrapped around the bat.Turner was examined briefly on the field by the Nationals trainer before walking off the field.Turner was batting .385 and coming off a game against the Mets in which he hit two home runs, including a game-ending solo shot.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Apr 114:52Bryce Harper to play 1st game as visitor at Nationals Park
WASHINGTON (AP) — From the moment Bryce Harper signed his $330 million, 13-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, this game is the one everyone has been thinking about.Tuesday night marks Harper's initial visit to Nationals Park to face his former team.What will the crowd's reaction be the first time he steps to that plate in a uniform other than Washington's?What sort of tribute will there be from the Nationals? What sort of gesture will the outfielder himself make?And how will Harper, who loves the spotlight, fare in the reunion — especially against Max Scherzer?"I'll always remember and cherish all the screaming and yelling and the exciting times that we had the last seven years. Like I've said before, I wish them nothing but the best, all the players in that clubhouse. It's a great fan base. Great city to live in," said Harper, who announced Monday on social media that his wife is expecting the couple's first baby. "Excited to go back. And excited to compete."He is off to a ... [More]
Sun Mar 3122:57Yelich powers Brewers to dramatic 5-4 win over Cardinals
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his fourth homer in the first inning and a two-run double in the ninth, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a dramatic 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.Ben Gamel led off the ninth with a pinch-hit double and advanced on Lorenzo Cain's infield single off reliever Jordan Hicks' glove. Yelich then hit a liner into the gap in left-center, driving in Gamel and Cain.Yelich tossed his helmet in the air in celebration as Cain slid face first across the plate, giving Milwaukee three wins in its opening four-game set against rival St. Louis. Yelich's teammates rushed the field and doused the reigning NL MVP with Gatorade in a raucous celebration at second.Yelich began his day with a long drive into the second deck in right against Michael Wacha, tying the major league record for homers in consecutive games to start a season. He also became the first player to win the MVP award and then homer in his first four games of the next season.Paul Goldsc... [More]
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