It might be the shot heard around the baseball world: the rocket-like foul ball that hit a young girl at a New York Yankees game.
All-Star Justin Turner was hit in the thumb by a pitch. X-rays were negative.
R.A. Dickey frustrated Washington with his knuckleball for eight innings, Ozzie Albies had three hits and the Atlanta Braves beat the Nationals 3-2 on Thursday night.
A young girl at Yankee Stadium was injured by a 105 mph foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier during Wednesday’s game against Minnesota, leading some players to call for protective netting to be extended.
Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino issued three bases-loaded walks in the six-run eighth, Gio Gonzalez pitched seven strong innings and the Washington Nationals beat Atlanta 7-3 on Wednesday night.
John Smoltz seems to think so. The Nationals, who again are a division champion, aren’t so sure.
Shortstop Trea Turner broke the Washington Nationals’ single-season record for stolen bases Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves, recording his 42nd steal.
Max Scherzer allowed five hits in seven innings, and the Washington Nationals tuned up for the playoffs with a 4-2 victory over Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
Kansas City’s Alex Gordon hit Major League Baseball’s record 5,694th home run of 2017 on Tuesday night, breaking a season record set in 2000 at the height of the Steroids Era.
The Nationals begin a nine-game road trip Tuesday, starting with the Atlanta Braves.
Oliver Perez, Sammy Solis, Enny Romero and Matt Grace have the side they pitch from in common. Otherwise, each has a different situation as the regular season draws to a close.
The Nationals qualified for the playoffs in three of the previous five years, yet injuries have limited Stephen Strasburg to just one postseason start in that span. Left largely without the All-Star right-hander, Washington lost the opening series each time.