Yesterday was fun. A friendly reminder that, if the Nats win a mere 20 in a row, they’ll re-enter playoff contention.
Here’s the scoop from South Capitol:
Nationals to activate Joe Ross on Tuesday, call up Victor Robles (WaPo)
Joe Ross spent the entire season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, but will finally be back to get ready to compete for a rotation spot in 2019 — while Victor Robles missed significant time with an elbow injury, but will prepare for a potential outfield competition next year.
Washington Nationals' first-round pick Seth Romero undergoes Tommy John surgery (WaPo)
Seth Romero, a gamble of a draft pick, has lost two years of development. Now, he'll be a 24-year-old prospect when he can resume pushing his way towards the majors. Romero had a 3.91 ERA in Hagerstown this year.
The Nationals nearly were 69-69 with a +69 run differential (Deadspin)
If you think these jokes are funny, then this is the article ifor you!
Max Scherzer records 250th strikeout of 2018 (MLB.com)
Scherzer joined Randy Johnson as the only other hurler in history with five straight seasons of 250 strikeouts or more.
Nationals to recall prospect Victor Robles (MLB.com)
Though Juan Soto leapfrogged him on the prospect list this year, make no mistake: Robles is still a highly-touted, highly-promising prospect that could make an immediate impact on this ballclub.
Robles, Ross will be among Tuesday's call-ups (MASN)
“We plan on calling up Robles, and I want to see him play,” Martinez said. “I want to see him play up here.”
Nats Extend PDCs for Hagerstown, Potomac Through 2020 (NationalsProspects)
The real question, however, will come down to where the Nationals move their Triple-A team. It's quite possible, given that the Mets have taken Syracuse, the Nationals will make yet another trade with the Athletics, giving them a chance at New York's old spot in Vegas while the Nats take Nashville.
Top pending free agent for every MLB team (MLB.com)
You guessed it... Kelvin Herrera!
A wish for all 30 MLB teams in September (MLB.com)
Two words: Soto. Robles.