Without the Eastern Conference’s starting point guard in the All-Star game, the Wizards lost for the first time this postseason. They are not sure when Wall will return.
The Wizards struggled to adapt without Wall, who was ruled out before the game after sustaining a left wrist and hand injury in Game 1 on Sunday, and lost, 106-90, to the Hawks on Tuesday, evening their playoff series.
Strasburg first felt a bit of irritation in his shoulder during his previous start against the New York Mets. It grew worse Tuesday, prompting him to exit Washington’s game against the Marlins after three innings.
Strasburg pitched only three innings and looked discomfortable on the mound, at one point prompting a visit from the team’s trainer. Washington went on to collect only three hits and lose, 2-1.
While Holtby had his second career postseason shutout on Monday, blanking the Rangers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, he was aided by skaters willing to take away shots as well.
Washington leads Major League Baseball with 91 two-out hits, and entering Tuesday night, 21 of their past 42 runs had been scored with two outs in the inning.
Woods arrived at TPC Sawgrass on Tuesday mentally weary after announcing he and Vonn had ended their relationship of two years and enduring the annual reminder of the death of his father, Earl, nine years ago.
Those who invested money on Pacquiao in his bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. — placing a bet, even purchasing the card on pay-per-view — didn’t come anywhere near getting a fair return.
Fehr joined his teammates for an optional practice on Tuesday afternoon, marking the first time sine he took a hit into the boards by the Islanders’ Kyle Okposo on April 19 that he had been able to do so.
Wall and Beal, the Wizards’ twin building blocks, went down with injuries at separate points but returned, allowing fans to breathe again. “Those guys have as much heart as anybody in the building,” Paul Pierce said.
Beagle scored at 7:31 of the second period, and Holtby had 30 saves for his second career postseason shutout, as the Capitals took the advantage over the Rangers in the teams’ second-round playoff series.
McCloughan was optimistic about the outcome of the weekend’s draft, from the picks Washington added via trade to the players it selected. “I’m a little biased, but I’m telling you. You wait and see. It’s a good group,” he said.