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Washington Nationals' starter Doug Fister, who has yet to make his debut with the Nats, took another step today as he works his way back from a right lat strain.
The Nationals and Cardinals enter the series with identical 9-6 records. However, Nats fans are likely a little more concerned with their team's start than the record might indicate: Washington is 8-1 against the sub-par Mets and Marlins, and 1-5 against their real competition in the division, the Atlanta Braves.
Once the next big thing in pitching, has Stephen Strasburg been bypassed by a number of his exciting, young brethren? was The Next Big Thing in Pitching? The way the Washington Nationals right-hander is throwing these days, it's getting harder and harder to recall such a time, even though it wasn't all that long ago.
Apr 16, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning at Yankee Stadium.
We're halfway through the first month of the MLB season, and the Washington Nationals currently sit second in the NL East just 1.5 games back of the Atlanta Braves.
So he hollered at Miami Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler and spat toward the mound. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia stepped toward Desmond, and a nose-to-nose exchange commenced.
Home plate umpire Marty Foster, center, separates Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond, left, from Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, right, during the fourth inning of the MLB National League baseball game, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Miami.
Giancarlo Stanton tied a career high with five RBI, including a three-run homer off Stephen Strasburg, and the Miami Marlins broke an eight-game losing streak by beating the Washington Nationals 11-2 Tuesday night.
For the fourth time in six games, Sandy Leon and not Jose Lobaton is starting behind the plate.
Jordan Zimmermann bounced back from the shortest start of his career to pitch seven innings and lead the Washington Nationals to a 9-2 win over the Miami Marlins, who endured their eighth loss in a row.
This morning, Rob Biertempfel tweeted that a scout told him that Gregory Polanco is good enough to win the Rookie of the Year award this season.
The past week was a mixed bag for the Nationals. Gio Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg both pitched well against the Marlins, helping the Nats to reclaim the NL East lead against the surprising Marlins.
Ah, yes. After a weekend series sweep against the Washington Nationals , it is clear that the Atlanta Braves own their NL East rival.