Ian Desmond, Anthony Rendon, Wilson Ramos and Jayson Werth had never faced Felix Hernandez prior to Friday night. They combined to hand the Mariners’ ace one of the more forgettable performances of his career.
Petit set down the first eight Colorado hitters he faced Thursday, setting the record by striking out Charlie Culberson and drawing a standing ovation at AT&T Park.
After redefining the criteria for the Cy Young Award in 2010 when he won the honor despite a 13-12 record, Hernandez is steamrolling toward a second. His video-game numbers have him as the clear favorite at this point.
Washington was picked by many observers to be one of the NL playoff favorites going into the season. But the burdens put on Williams shoulders to get this Nationals team where it is now — with one of the best records in the NL, comfortably on top of the division — put him right there.
Pinch-hitter Grady Sizemore hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the NL East-leading Washington Nationals 8-4 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.
Gonzalez couldn’t quite match Cole Hamels, who carried a shutout into the seventh but departed after giving up two runs that inning followed by a leadoff homer to Asdrubal Cabrera in the eighth. But this ultimately was a better performance by Gonzalez than several recent ones.
Freddy Galvis and Darin Ruf homered and Carlos Ruiz drove in go-ahead run with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
Two Orioles fans are urging others to come out to Camden Yards on Sept. 12 to honor the team’s longtime center fielder, who died late last year.
A.J. Burnett struck out 12 in seven innings and Cody Asche and Carlos Ruiz homered to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night.
Bryce Harper is playing the best baseball he has played this season and perhaps since April of 2013.
Chicago cheered on the hottest sports team in town on Sunday and, for the day at least, it wasn’t a team called the Bears, White Sox, Cubs, Bulls or Blackhawks.
Ian Desmond and Bryce Harper each homered and drove in two runs as the streaking Washington Nationals rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the San Francisco Giants 14-6 Sunday.