Bouncing back from a dismal start in Miami earlier this season, Latos went 6 1/3 innings to help the revitalized Marlins beat the Nationals, 3-2.
Through four starts this season, Scherzer has shown why he was entrusted with such a mind-boggling contract. In Thursday’s 4-1 loss to the Cardinals, he allowed just two runs and six hits over seven innings.
Washington was 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position and committed a critical error in the eighth inning to drop the series finale against the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-1.
The Cardinals infielder returned to Washington this week and continues to draw boos from Nationals fans after his game-winning single in Game 5 of the 2012 NLDS.
Kolten Wong terrorized Washington on Wednesday, hitting a two-run homer and an RBI double while also making a pair of impressive defensive plays. The Nationals lost, 7-5, to fall to 7-8 on the season.
If the seas were calm and his schedule agreeable, Mitch Harris would grab a baseball and head out into the open air. In these rare moments, the flight deck of the USS Ponce was his playing field, the Persian Gulf his stadium, a Dominican cook his throwing partner.
Johnson is a grizzled veteran outfielder with a dozen years of major league experience under his belt, but the Nationals’ reserve was actually an accomplished gymnast until high school.
Manager Matt Williams outlined a tentative rehabilitation plan for the 24-year-old, which will most likely begin with five innings at Double-A Harrisburg on Friday.
Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction has been reversed by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government’s investigation into steroids distribution.
Escobar crushed a game-winning solo home run to left field in the 10th inning and slid into home plate, a perfect representation of the production — and flair — he has brought to Washington so far.
Rendon played three innings in extended spring training Tuesday and was scheduled to play five Wednesday. It he feels OK after a day off, he could appear in a minor league game by week’s end.
Pierce played just 4 percent of his regular-season minutes at power forward, even though he was outstanding there with the Nets.