The loss snapped Strasburg’s 16-game winning streak — the second-longest in Washington baseball history behind Firpo Marberry’s 17 in in 1930-31 with the Senators. The Nationals’ $175 million man started this season 13-0 with a 2.51 earned-run average — a streak manager Dusty Baker called “one of the best I’ve ever seen, I think.”
Sixty years ago, the gold record of the greatest comedy skit of all time — “Who’s on First” — was donated to the hall, and remains part of the exhibits, playing continuously on speakers on the third floor of the museum as people pass through.
The Royals last visited the White House in 1985 when President Ronald Reagan saluted their “never-say-die spirit” in the Rose Garden. The 2015 team showed the same quality.
Zimmerman has been on the disabled list with a left rib cage strain since July 8. After a three-game rehab stint with the Potomac Nationals, he could return next week against the Cleveland Indians.
Harper led an offensive outburst with a towering home run into the third deck in right field as the Washington Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 on Wednesday night.
The Washington Nationals called up right-handed pitcher Koda Glover for his first career major league assignment on Wednesday.
Deciphering what the third base coach is doing stands as one of baseball’s great strategical pieces. There are “spies” in the stands, people watching on television. Execution and secrecy are why Henley approaches his job with such reverence.
Strasburg is 13-0. If he makes it to 20-0 with solid numbers, does he receive credit for doing something no one else has done, despite pitcher wins no longer considered a significant statistic?
The 22-year-old prospect allowed a home run to the first batter he faced, but worked his way to nine strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.
Both versatility and depth in the Nationals’ reserves have been displayed this season, but the latter became even more visible during Washington’s series victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates last weekend when players like Stephen Drew and Clint Robinson were needed — and shined — in starting roles.
Starling Marte’s solo home run in the 18th inning was the game-winner as Pirates capitalized on several mistakes and missed opportunities to beat the Nationals 2-1 on Sunday. Daniel Murphy’s home run tied the game in the ninth inning for the Nationals.
The 22-year-old Lopez will make his major-league debut against the Dodgers on Tuesday. Solis, a left-handed reliever, will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with an undisclosed knee injury.