The Nationals are planning to activate Bryce Harper from the 10-day disabled list on Monday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. Janes adds that Harper has been taking his knee injury on a day-to-day basis, so if he experiences pain ahead of tomorrow’s series opener in Philadelphia, then the Nationals won’t activate him. Harper, 24, suffered a knee injury running out a grounder last month against the Giants. The Nationals hope to get him into some game action before the end of the regular season just so he can get acclimated in time for the playoffs. When Harper returns, he’ll look to improve on his .326/.419/.614 slash line with 29 home runs, 87 RBI, and 92 runs scored in 472 plate
Noah Syndergaard returns to the mound in the majors tonight for the first time since he walked off the field in Nationals Park back in late April with what was diagnosed as a partially torn lat muscle. New York Mets’ skipper Terry Collins talked at the time about the fact that the hard-throwing right-hander had attempted to pitch through pain for the sake of his team when he ended up getting hurt. "Heroes die real fast in baseball," Collins said, as quoted by NJ.com’s Abbey Mastracco. Five months later, following two starts and a total of just three innings of work in the minors, Syndergaard returns the mound in the majors tonight to face the Nationals in the second game of three in Citi Field.
We are exactly one week from the final day of the 2017 Major League Baseball season. Time flies and all that, but we've still got work to do with several races up for grabs and some key head-to-head matchups taking place. Let's dive in. Sunday's scores Minnesota Twins 10, Detroit Tigers 4 (box score) Toronto Blue Jays 9, New York Yankees 5 (box score) Washington Nationals 3, New York Mets 2 (box score) Boston Red Sox 5, Cincinnati Reds 4 (box score) Pittsburgh Pirates 4, St. Louis Cardinals 1 (box score) Baltimore Orioles 9, Tampa Bay Rays 4 (box score) Philadelphia Phillies 2, Atlanta Braves 0 (box score) Chicago Cubs 5, Milwaukee Brewers 0 (box score) Chicago White Sox 8, Kansas City Royals