The forecast for this afternoon doesn’t look promising either, with rain projected to start around 1:00 and continue throughout the day.
Are they really going to make us all wait until tomorrow at 8:10 PM in Milwaukee to see more Washington Nationals baseball?
Sean Doolittle's All-Star Diary: Go behind the ropes in D.C. - (ESPN)
"After I got traded over here last year, I found myself in this new role as the closer, and there were all these signs around the ballpark about the All-Star Game."
Photos: Nats’ Doolittle encourages kids to read at DC Public Library event - (WTOP)
"More than a hundred parents and kids crowded into a room Saturday at the Cleveland Park Library to watch an all-star pitcher close out a book."
On the first base platoon and the short bullpen - (MASN)
"This is probably going to be the plan for now, with Martinez playing matchups on a day-to-day basis. Both Adams and Zimmerman recognize and understand that."
Six-man bullpen has Nationals banking on a quick return by Sean Doolittle - (WaPost)
"Sean Doolittle jogged Friday afternoon, and that represented progress. But he did not come off the disabled list on his first day eligible to do so..."
Strasburg-Scherzer argument isn't concern for Nationals. Actually, it's about time - (WaPost)
"The dugout argument between Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer shouldn’t be a concern. Actually, it’s about time for a team that’s worn a smiley face too long."
Stephen Strasburg, Filthy 89mph Changeup (grip/release/spin axis). pic.twitter.com/46lfIbZG6W— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 21, 2018
Red Sox lose to unbeaten Nationals pitcher | Salem Red Sox - (roanoke.com)
"Potomac starter Wil Crowe (10-0) became the first Carolina League pitcher to reach double-digit wins this season, allowing three runs on four hits over five innings."
Balanced Offense Leads Potomac to 7-3 Win in Series Opener - (MiLB.com)
”RHP Wil Crowe (W, 10-0), who went exactly a month in between Carolina League starts before returning on July 13th, earned the win, his league-leading 10th of the season.”
Division-by-divison look at MLB as season resumes | St. Louis Cardinals - (stltoday.com)
"Manager Dusty Baker won 97 games with this team last year but was shown the door. The Nats have had injuries, but so has everyone else.”
Royals reinstate Jakob Junis for tonight’s start, DFA Enny Romero. Romero had a 20.25 ERA in four games with KC, his third team this year.— Maria Torres (@maria_torres3) July 21, 2018
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Trade for a hitter? Phillies could instead put their faith in Maikel Franco, Scott Kingery, Nick Williams - (Philly.com)
"What if, with Manny Machado off in La La Land, the Phillies don’t actually trade for a hitter before the end of the month?"
Sandy Alderson in good spirits nearly month after taking leave of absence from Mets - (NY Daily News)
"Unlike the team he used to preside over, Sandy Alderson appears to be in good spirits."
Marlins win fourth straight behind Pablo Lopez - (MLB.com)
"Martin Prado delivered an RBI double and Cameron Maybin connected on a solo home run, giving the Marlins enough support to take the first two in the three-game set."
Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña Jr. are the 1st opposing players to HR in the same game before turning 21 years old since May 19, *1887*. The game was between the Indianapolis Hoosiers and New York Giants. Egyptian Healy (IND) and Mike Tiernan (NYG) did so that day (via @EliasSports)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 21, 2018
Braves’ Ronald Acuna looks right at home in leadoff spot - (AJC.com)
"Ronald Acuna captured the imaginations of Braves fans Friday night, showcasing the five-tool potential that made him baseball’s top prospect."