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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Bill Rhinehart
Houston Astros right-hander Brad Peacock has been scratched from his scheduled start against the Seattle Mariners after experiencing stiffness in his forearm.
Chicago White Sox lefty John Danks struggled to keep the Houston Astros in the park on Sunday.
Matt Dominguez provided a big boost to the Houston Astros on Sunday.
Astros manager Bo Porter said starter Brad Peacock had his best stuff of the year. Unfortunately for Houston, their offense was unable to put runs on the board.
George Springer retreated to the wall in right field and made a valiant stab at Miguel Cabrera's deep fly ball.
Even when he's behind in the count, Victor Martinez is a tough hitter to face these days.
On a day when his fastball didn't have much bite and his breaking pitches were flat, Jesse Chavez finally got the victory that had eluded him through the first two weeks of the season.
Making his first start of the season while working on three days of rest, Houston pitcher Brad Peacock knew he was on a short leash.
The Oakland Athletics acquired infielder Jed Lowrie and right-hander Fernando Rodriguez from the Houston Astros for first baseman Chris Carter and two minor leaguers on Monday.
With catcher Jesus Flores nursing a sore right hamstring and the team having no clear emergency backup outside of Carlos Maldonado, the Washington Nationals decided Monday to option infielder Tyler Moore back to Triple-A Syracuse and will recall catcher Jhonatan Solano before Tuesday's game.
The Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics both viewed the Gio Gonzalez trade as a key step toward getting where they want to go. It's just that one team is trying to get there a little sooner.
Sean Burnett worked through his repertoire pitch by pitch, knocking off the rust in a bullpen session typical of the early days of spring training. It would be a few more days before he and his fellow Washington Nationals pitchers had a chance to face batters, so Burnett was throwing for an audience of one - catcher Sandy Leon.
VIERA, Fla. — More than two months after they felt they'd dodged a bullet, the Washington Nationals and left-handed prospect Sammy Solis got exactly the news they were hoping to avoid. Solis will undergo Tommy John ligament replacement surgery on March 6, general manager Mike Rizzo said Tuesday.
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has kept his eye on Gio Gonzalez for the last decade or so. Now, the left-hander is a member of Rizzo's starting rotation.
Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo made his requirements in the team's search for a starting pitcher this offseason perfectly clear. He wanted a left-hander, someone who could throw 200-plus innings and who had a proven track record.
"I knew I was going to be on a pitch limit so I just tried to get to five innings," said Peacock, who struck out four and walked three after beginning the season in the bullpen.
"Our hitters came out swinging," Peacock said. "It's a big confidence builder for them and a big confidence builder for us."