Joe Ross takes the mound for the Nationals as they try to sw _ _ p the Padres in this afternoons series finale. After an up and down start to the season which included a trip to Triple-A Syracuse, Joe Ross returned to the Washington Nationals rotation last week with a solid start against the Seattle Mariners. Ross, whos received 62 runs of support in his four major league starts, didnt need much help, holding the Mariners to a run on five hits in eight innings.
BOSTON - Brian Johnson pitched a five-hitter in his first big league appearance at Fenway Park, and the Boston Red Sox stretched their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 6-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. Brought up from Triple-A Pawtucket, Johnson (2-0) gave up five singles, struck out eight and walked none. The 26-year-old left-hander's only previous big league starts were at Houston on July 21, 2015, and at Toronto on April 18 this year. Johnson became the first Red Sox pitcher to throw a shutout in his first Fenway start since Pedro Martinez on April 11, 1998. In Johnson's first start in Fenway - his fourth as a professional - he sustained a season-ending facial
Hey everyone and Happy Memorial Day! I’m sure many of you have got plans for the day — perhaps to watch the Mariners play — but here are some links to help you get your day started. In Mariners news... James Paxton had a successful rehab outing and is ready to go for his start on Wednesday. Nick Neidert built on his great season with a heck of an outing for Modesto yesterday. Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma should return to the rotation in mid-to-late June. Around the league... Mike Trout left yesterday’s game after sliding into second base on a steal attempt, but it appears that he’ll be alright. Buster Olney thinks that Clayton Kershaw is already a Hall of Famer, even if he were to never