Stammen, who had pitched the most innings in the major leagues dating to 2010, tore a flexor muscle in his right arm earlier this season. His unavailability has sapped the Nationals of their most reliable bullpen arm.
“I’m a big worrier,” Span said Tuesday night. “I’m trying not to worry myself. I’m just trusting what the training staff and the doctors have told me, and they said it should be OK.”
Blatter, who announced he will step down as the organization’s president on Tuesday after winning re-election just four days ago, has been mostly untouched by claims of corruption that swallowed the executive committee.
Max Scherzer gave up a pair of home runs to Toronto’s No. 8 hitter, Kevin Pillar, and Blake Treinen was on the wrong end of a three-run seventh. The result was a 7-3 loss for the Nationals in the second game of a split doubleheader.
Blatter said Tuesday he will resign as the head of soccer’s governing body amid a widening corruption scandal that, according to reports later in the day, now point to his involvement.
The strain, which affects the right-hander’s neck and upper back, will prevent Strasburg from playing catch and working toward his return until the issue has subsided.
The hits that the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson took in the Western Conference Finals have given the players’ association and the league a reason to review its practices concerning concussions.
Zimmermann’s eight scoreless innings gave Washington’s beleaguered bullpen a much-needed break in the first game of Tuesday’s split doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Harper said he hates facing knuckleballers like Dickey, and he looked uncomfortable in their first two meetings Tuesday. In his third at-bat, however, Harper hit an RBI single to help lead the Nationals past the Blue Jays, 2-0.
Federer, who received treatment on his right hand from an athletic trainer during the match, didn’t break his opponent’s serve for the first time since before he won a Grand Slam match in a loss to Wawrinka.
James, who often refers to himself as “just a kid from Akron, Ohio,” and Curry, born in the city when his father played in Cleveland, will face off as the Cavaliers and Warriors meet in the NBA Finals beginning on Thursday.
The annual free-agent shift could be a boon for East Coast teams this summer, with many of them likely benefiting from realizing the run to the NBA Finals is more wide open in the Eastern Conference than in the west.