Max Scherzer made two seven-inning starts after the neck issue that ended his outing against the Miami Marlins last month after just one inning. According to reports out of San Diego tonight, however, the issue has returned (on the other side of his neck) and Scherzer informed Nats’ skipper Dusty Baker that he wouldn’t be able to go tonight in his scheduled start against the Padres. Matt Grace will start in Scherzer’s place jn the second game of four with the Padres in Petco Park. More info when it’s available. Here are the tweeted reports out of San Diego: This continues a familiar trend where the Nationals get a player back and lose one at the same time (See: Michael A. Taylor + Brian Goodwin;
Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson appears to be headed to doing something he hasn’t done since last September—taking snaps in a game. It’s a question of when, not if. The 2016 first-round pick left practice early on August 6 with a hamstring injury. While the injury wasn’t as serious as it was first feared, it still has kept him out of the Redskins’ preseason opener against the Ravens and out of practice until yesterday. Doctson has not appeared in a game for the Redskins since last September, when he played a total of 31 snaps in the team’s first two games before being shut down due to a lingering Achilles injury. As the team took the field at Redskins Park, Doctson came out in shoulder pads
Dedric Lawson was accused of walking out on an $88 tab, according to a police report obtained by the Memphis Commercial-Appeal, but the general manager of the restaurant released a statement clearing the player of wrongdoing. Here’s what was alleged to have happened: Lawson was at a restaurant in Overton Square in Memphis at 1:30 a.m. when he was handed a bill for more than $88 by a waitress. Appearing on 92.9 FM, an ESPN radio station in Memphis, he said that he ordered two drinks worth a total of $10.50 and gave the waitress $12, but she wanted him to pay for drinks that were ordered by other people for other people.