clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Wire Taps: Nats win in 16; Max Scherzer starts in place of Joe Ross; Getting to know Daniel Murphy

New, 13 comments

Well, that was... something. All the news and links from the weekend, including the game that would never end.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Today is an off day, although can it really be considered to be one? The Nationals enjoyed a ballgame that ran nearly six hours on Sunday, which lasted sixteen innings, the equivalent of nearly two games. On the bright side, we got to see two presidents races, a Bryce Harper home run (on the day he wasn't supposed to be playing), and an Oliver Perez surprise bunt. How do you summarize a game like that?

Here's the news from Nats Park.

Wild sixteen inning affair ends in walk-off home run
James Wagner gives a rundown of every important moment from the game. Needless to say, it's a long article.

Scherzer to start on Tuesday
After Joe Ross exited early against the Marlins with a blister, the Nationals will skip his turn for now and start Max Scherzer in his place on Tuesday against the Phillies.

Daniel Murphy's favorite movie, music, hidden talent, and everything else you could possibly want to know
Shawshank Redemption tops the Nationals' new second baseman's list, although he was not able to single out one musician as his favorite.

Baker on replay challenges: "If you don't [try], you don't have a chance"
Coming into Sunday's game, the Nationals were 1-6 on challenges. Luckily, the tides turned in their favor on Sunday, as they went 2-2.

Roark shaves beard, strikes out fifteen
Are the two correlated? Probably not. Was it fun to watch? Definitely.

Racing Presidents engage in Game of Thrones inspired sword duel
Needless to say, Tom, Abe, Bill, George and Teddy are all very excited for the season premiere.

Tomorrow's Game: Phillies vs Nationals, 7:05 PM (MASN, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Vince Velasquez (2-1, 0.93 ERA) vs Max Scherzer (2-1, 4.32 ERA)