Now in his second season as defensive coordinator and advance coach, Weidemaier discusses the Nationals’ error-laden April, the impact of Yunel Escobar and his coaching dreams.
Russell drove in the winning run with a double in the ninth inning, and the Cubs rallied back to defeat the Nationals, 3-2, on Tuesday night.
The Nationals have become yet another lightning rod in the nation’s capital, with Harper’s play and Scherzer’s antics among the things that have started to irk players and teams around the country.
A resolution urging baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to reinstate former Cincinnati Reds star Pete Rose and make him eligible for the Hall of Fame has had its first hearing in the Ohio Legislature.
Span opened the game with a home run, and Ramos broke a tie with a home run in the sixth inning as the Nationals defeated the Cubs, 2-1, to pick up their eighth victory in the last nine games.
The Terrapins, who lost in the Big Ten championship game on Sunday, will open play Friday at UCLA’s Jackie Robinson Stadium when they face Ole Miss.
Easily overlooked at times, Storen has been even better in 2015 than he was in 2014. He leads the National League with 15 saves and has allowed only one extra-base hit in 20 1/3 innings.
Harper did not hit any towering home runs Sunday, but he singled twice with two outs and threw out a baserunner at second base to help lift the Nationals over the Phillies, 4-1.
Strasburg, who former Nationals manager Frank Robinson termed “The Savior” on the night of his debut in 2010, has been dominant, down on his luck and disabled. Now, with a 6.50 ERA, he’s just disappointing.
Bryce Harper drove in two runs, Gio Gonzalez allowed only one over 6 1/3 innings and Washington topped Philadelphia, 4-1.
Strasburg has experienced success at every level for most of his baseball career. Now he is facing a prolonged slump for the first time in the big leagues. “It’s a test for me,” he said, “and I’m going to look at it that way.”
Strasburg couldn’t pitch out of the fourth inning Saturday afternoon, while Cole Hamels was in complete control. Washington’s six-game surge came to an end with an 8-1 loss to Philadelphia.