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Topic - Marvin Hudson
The Nationals are now 4-12 in 16 games against their chief divisional rival. Twelve of those 16 games have been decided by two runs or fewer — but the Nationals have lost eight of those close games.
Ryan Mattheus kept his eyes low, his words muffled. He berated himself. He called his inability to throw strikes in the decisive eighth inning Saturday night "inexcusable" and searched for the reason why his command deserted him.
The red jersey on Stephen Strasburg's back was practically maroon, drenched in sweat as soon as he took the mound. His movements were laborious, his breath heavy between each pitch.
Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar was ejected in the sixth inning of Saturday's game against Texas for arguing a call at first base.
He told reporters Saturday afternoon that he planned to intravenously take two bags of saline solution before Sunday's game to be ready.