WASHINGTON — Within 24 hours, the Cubs followed up maybe their best win of the season with one of their ugliest losses and a classic Miguel Montero rant. Next stop: The Trump White House. Montero walked out of the showers and across the room late Tuesday night with towels wrapped across his waist and draped over his shoulders. He didn’t even bother to change into his clothes before calling the waiting reporters over to his locker after a 6-1 loss to the Washington Nationals. Montero dropped a truth bomb in the middle of the visiting clubhouse at Nationals Park, calling out Jake Arrieta without directly mentioning his name and talking in the third person after Washington stole seven bases in four
The Potomac Nationals have found a unique way to pay homage to Tommy John surgery. For the past several years the limits of minor league promotions have been pushed to the point where anything is now possible. On Saturday, July 8, the Washington Nationals A-ball affiliate will be giving away statues depicting the career-saving and game-changing operation that Dr. Frank Jobe first performed on Tommy John in 1974.
The Dodgers are living their best life right now. Cody Bellinger looks like he's just going to go and hit two home runs a game for the rest of the year, Yasiel Puig is fun again and they're fresh off a 10-game win streak. Kenley Jansen went 112 batters without issuing a walk. All of this is coming, by the way, during a year when Clayton Kershaw is more Very Good than he is Great. It's a good time to be a fan of an incredibly young and talented team in a top-5 market with a well-regarded front office that's been written a blank check. How did everyone not named the Dodgers do this week? To the rankings! 30. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 2017 Record: 24-49 Previous Ranking: 30 Last 10 Games: 3-7 Notable