Closer Jonathan Papelbon recorded no outs in the ninth inning and another harsh loss was delivered by the Nationals bullpen the same day Aroldis Chapman was introduced by the Chicago Cubs.
The Blue Jays acquired Upton Jr. and cash from the Padres on Tuesday in exchange for minor league right-hander Hansel Rodriguez
With Ryan Zimmerman expected to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday and Daniel Murphy shifting back to second base, the question for the Nationals will be where Turner will play. Center field could be an option.
The Chicago Cubs have acquired hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the New York Yankees, giving the NL Central leaders a boost as they try for their first World Series title in more than a century.
Sunday brought a late implosion, the cringing kind of loss that sends onlookers to social media in search of updates on trade news with the non-waiver trade deadline is just a week away.
On the day that Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, I thought it would be valid and appropriate to compile my personal top 10 list of all time — especially since the kiddie corps at ESPN didn’t think that Griffey was one of their top 10 of all time.
The two became a piece of history on their special day. Griffey, the first pick of the 1987 amateur draft, became the highest pick ever inducted. Piazza, a 62nd-round pick the next year - No. 1,390 - is the lowest pick to enter the Hall of Fame.
The Blue Jays have cut struggling relief pitcher Drew Storen, ending a tumultuous 18 months for the former Nationals closer.
New York was discussing a trade that would send Chapman to the Chicago Cubs as part of a swap that would bring 19-year-old shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres to the Yankees, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press.
Drew returned to the Washington Nationals after a multiday illness sapped strength and pounds, then found enough energy for a timely hit Saturday night.
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.