Reds manager Dusty Baker had a mini-stroke in addition to his irregular heartbeat last week and will need another week of rest before he's able to rejoin the team for the final regular season series and the playoffs.
Tyler Clippard knew something was amiss. That something was different. In the midst of a miserable September that stood in stark contrast to the way he'd pitched for the first five months, he sought out old video.
Dusty Baker won't manage the Cincinnati Reds until the final series in St. Louis, giving him time to recover from an irregular heartbeat that left him hospitalized last week.
The early fall sun that settles over Nationals Park during day games became a menace during the Washington Nationals' penultimate regular season homestand. Jayson Werth couldn't recall a tougher battle in any stadium in the major leagues, saying it "borders on ridiculous."
The pose was one of complete confusion. Arms out to the side, head cocked slightly in the air, eyes searching. By the end of Sunday afternoon's 6-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, two Washington Nationals outfielders had perfected it.
The Washington Nationals paid a heavy price for Gio Gonzalez last winter, shipping four well-regarded players to Oakland to obtain the left-hander and immediately signing him to a lucrative contract extension.
Davey Johnson sat down and his expression said it before his first words could. "Well, that one hurt," the Washington Nationals manager said.
It was just Friday afternoon that Davey Johnson endorsed a co-closer approach. Both Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard would get chances down the stretch as the Washington Nationals try to wrap up the National League East title.
The first game of a three-game series between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers was postponed Tuesday due to inclement weather in the D.C. area. The game will be made up as part of a traditional doubleheader on Wednesday with the first game beginning at 4:05 p.m. and the second starting approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first.