Michael A. Taylor got his first big opportunity in the majors when Jayson Werth was injured in 2015, and he made a good/not great showing in his first sustained run. Taylor received another opportunity when Ben Revere, acquired to play center in D.C. in 2016, suffered an oblique strain on Opening Day last season, but Taylor struggled and when Revere returned and couldnt get into a rhythm, the Nats turned to Trea Turner as the everyday center fielder late last season, playing the young infielder instead of giving Taylor or another outfielder more time.
Friday’s weekend series kicked off with Gift Ngoepe’s first major league start, Mike Trout‘s important anniversary and an informal home run derby between the Yankees and Orioles. Here are the rest of Friday’s scores and highlights: Yankees 14, Orioles 11 (10 innings): Manny Machado may have hit 2017’s longest home run on Friday night, but he was forced to share the spotlight as the Orioles and Yankees combined for eight home runs in their 10-inning slug-fest. In the end, the only home run that mattered was the last one of the night: a walk-off, three-run 411-footer by Matt Holliday to clinch the Yankees’ first win of the series. Mets 7, Nationals 5: In a battle of elite arms, the Mets took the
The San Francisco Giants will give Brandon Crawford some extra time to rest his strained right groin, as the club placed the 30-year-old shortstop - who hasn't played since Tuesday - on the 10-day disabled list Saturday after reinstating him from the bereavement list. Crawford's status was murky after he exited Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with groin tightness - there wasn't time for him to get examined before he headed to to southern California on Wednesday to attend funeral services for his sister-in-law - but it appears he will need extended recovery time following an MRI on Friday. "I felt it one step, then felt it again, and so I shut it down," Crawford told Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News on Tuesday. In his absence, the Giants will likely continue to use either Eduardo Nunez or recently recalled prospect Christian Arroyo at shortstop.