Washington took the series opener in New York, now the Nationals try to make it six-straight overall in the second of three with the Mets in Citi Field. The New York Mets laundry list of injuries is borderline ridiculous at this point. The Nationals took the series opener in Citi Field against a depleted Mets roster, and it took extra innings to get it done, as Terry Collins and his team fought till the end.
Of the ways for a baseball season to be wounded, perhaps mortally, having it splayed beneath a toppled and smoking motorcycle would be among the least common. Now Bumgarner, ace, legend and surreptitious dirt-bike jockey, has a sprained pitching shoulder and bruised ribs, injuries that could cost him a large part of his season and the Giants all of theirs. Needless to say, Bumgarner never should have mounted that motorcycle, because motorcycles are inherently wonky and dangerous.
Rain washed out another couple of games on the Orioles farm on Saturday. Chris Tillman had to go from Frederick to Harrisburg to get in his rehab. Syracuse (Walgreens) 9, Norfolk Tides 4Tyler Wilson had the misfortune of being recently demoted to Norfolk