Daniel Murphy, Adam Eaton, Anthony Rendon... and Brian Goodwin? Not Goody. Goodwin was originally penciled in as part of the Washington Nationals’ lineup on Saturday, but was scratched two hours later with a sore left wrist, adding another name to the list of Nationals dealing with injury issues early this season.
“Yeah, we took him out of the lineup because he said he got sore taking swings in the cage, so I don’t want to chance it,” Davey Martinez explained after the 6-2 win over the Colorado Rockies.
“If he says he’s sore, then you know, — so we’ll reevaluate him tomorrow. After the game he said he felt better, so we’ll see where he’s at tomorrow.”
Will Goodwin be in the lineup for the finale of the four-game series with the Rockies today?
While we wait to find out, catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news...
Washington Nationals beat Colorado Rockies behind Max Scherzer and patchwork lineup
"Martinez and the Nationals are convinced the team’s early-season woes won’t last, and the wins will come even as they deal with injuries to important pieces."
Anthony Rendon ‘day-to-day’ with a sore toe; Nationals lineup shuffles
"Nationals Manager Dave Martinez said his third baseman is 'day-to-day,' and the club hadn’t discussed whether Rendon will need time on the disabled list."
Max Scherzer dominant in win, gets run support
"On back-to-back days, the Nats had been held to one run on four hits and had been averaging less than three runs per game as they dropped eight of their past 10 games."
Max Scherzer leads all @MLB pitchers in strikeouts.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) April 14, 2018
Here are 11 of them. pic.twitter.com/8cKuYyZnA0
Matt Wieters hits first homer of season
"Wieters, who was activated from the disabled list on Wednesday, had been hitless in his return and was just 1-for-11 on the season."
Anthony Rendon out of Saturday's lineup
"Washington cannot afford to lose Rendon for any extended period of time considering how the team has struggled to produce runs lately."
Nats finally rally, reward Scherzer for gem, beat Rockies 6-2
"Trailing most of the afternoon, the Nats found salvation during a sustained rally that included a few elements of surprise."
Squeeze play highlights Nats' long-awaited rally
"It may have come in unconventional fashion, but that mattered not at all to a Nationals clubhouse that was simply relieved to win a game, 6-2, and snap a three-game losing streak."
A Squeeze! We've Got A Squeeze Here, Folks
"A squeeze! Michael A. Taylor punches the ball up the first baseline, and Bryce Harper charges in from third to narrowly beat the scooped throw home from Ian Desmond."
The Pirates claimed lefty reliever Enny Romero off waivers from the Nationals.— Adam Berry (@adamdberry) April 14, 2018
Four-run sixth powers Chiefs past Tide
"An Irving Falu bases-clearing double in the bottom of the sixth inning led the Syracuse Chiefs to a 6-1 win over the Norfolk Tides on Saturday afternoon at NBT Bank Stadium."
Crowe, Kieboom, & Barrera Shine, P-Nats Win 6-2
"Behind five innings of one-run baseball from RHP Wil Crowe (W, 2-0) and home runs from SS Carter Kieboom and C Tres Barrera , Potomac went wire to wire in the victory."
#Nationals Juan Soto, tie game, B9, winning run at third. @FederalBaseball https://t.co/MhC9PVfcG6— Adam McInturff (@2080adam) April 15, 2018
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Braves' bullpen collapses in stunning loss
"Somewhere in the midst of the frustration-filled inning, a five-run advantage evolved into a four-run deficit."
Ziegler frustrated by hard-luck loss
"Marlins reliever Brad Ziegler expresses frustration after losing on a bunt-single against the Pirates."
Mickey Callaway: We’re just relaxed and playing the right way
“You’re just out there playing the game. You’re not worried if you give up a run. You’re not getting too emotional when you score." - Mickey Callaway
Phillies outfielders fill their pockets with information
"Any highlight recap of the Phillies’ 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays Friday night would include starting pitcher Vince Velasquez’s strong work on the mound..."