Daniel Murphy singled off Colorado Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood to start the top of the second and one and two-out walks to Jayson Werth and Tanner Roark, respectively, loaded the bases in front of Adam Eaton, who sent a ground ball through the right side to drive in two runs for an early 2-0 lead. Trea Turner homered with one out in the fifth, and after a walk to Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run blast to right-center field to put the Washington Nationals up 5-0 early in what ended up an 11-4 win over the Colorado Rockies. The top five hitters in the Nationals lineup were a combined 13 for 24 with 10 runs scored and 11 RBIs, taking their eighth game in the last nine and second straight in Coors Field.
Manny Machado’s slide is lingering Dustin Pedroia would have been in the lineup on Tuesday had the Red Sox played a game that was rained out, manager John Farrell said. Despite more rain Wednesday, the Red Sox were poised to get the game in. But Pedroia was not in the lineup, his left ankle and knee still bothersome. Farrell said he hoped to avoid Pedroia entirely Wednesday, and that the rainy conditions at Fenway Park contributed to the decision. “After some work he did yesterday here before the game, or the would-be game, felt like there was still some lingering symptoms there,” Farrell said. “With the wet grounds tonight, I wasn't going to take any further risk for potential mis-footing to
There could be some bad news coming for the New York Mets, and for anyone who loves powerful, dominant pitching. Noah Syndergaard, the Mets’ long-haired towheaded ace, is dealing with a possible injury to his pitching arm. He’s been scratched from his