When he spoke to reporters after the Washington Nationals’ series finale with the D-backs in Arizona this weekend, Nats’ skipper Dusty Baker said that Stephen Strasburg, who was lifted from the game with achiness/stiffness in his forearm, would see team doctors when the Nationals got back home to the nation’s capital. “He’s had a little stiffness, really couldn’t get loose even though he was throwing the ball well,” Baker explained, “so we’ll analyze it when we get back home, after he sees our doctors, and hopefully we’ll have an answer on Tuesday.” Asked if the Nationals had any tests (an MRI?) scheduled, Baker said no... a couple times. “No, no, no, no, no, he’s just got to see the doctors.
Everyone likes to get the best bang for their buck. From purchasing a home or car, to that steal of a deal you found on Craigslist, getting a good deal is something everyone can relate to. So too it is with sports. While many of us might be happy just to be at a game, what you really want is the best chance to see is competitive, star-driven teams go at it for a reasonable price. So, with Major League Baseball well past the halfway point in the season, where can you get the best deal for tickets on the resale market? The results may surprise you. Secondary ticket marketplace, TickPick has released their updated cost-per-win numbers for every team in the league for the rest of the 2017 season. Based
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 Follow on Twitter It can't be easy to take the mound when your name is swirling in the middle of all the trade rumors, but Sonny Gray and Lance Lynn certainly didn't hurt their trade value with strong outings Tuesday. Gray made his 114th career start for the A's as rumors of the Yankees' pursuit of him continued to heat up: In six strong innings against the Blue Jays, Gray did give up four runs, but he wasn't hit hard, as his own error led to four unearned runs. He fanned nine and certainly looked like the kid who burst onto the scene in the 2013 postseason,