Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg was removed from Sunday's game in Arizona after only two innings after he experienced some stiffness in his throwing arm. Manager Dusty Baker said the 29-year-old right-hander was taken out as a precaution and would be evaluated by team doctors Tuesday after the Nationals return to Washington. "The stuff was good but it's still kind of like lingering," Strasburg said following his team's 6-2 win?over the? Diamondbacks, "and I just want to nip it in the bud now, hopefully not miss any time and try and be smart about it." Strasburg described the problem as slight "achiness" in his forearm. "The All-Star break kind of messed up me throwing-wise and
The Gulf Coast League Nationals had everything working Sunday. Throughout the history of Major League Baseball, it’s only been accomplished 296 times. While Johnny Vander Meer managed to throw two no-hitters in consecutive starts, no team has ever followed up a no-hitter with another no-hitter in the next game … until Sunday. The Gulf Coast League (GCL) Nationals did that in just one day.
Southern University athletic director Roman Banks will announce Kerrick Jackson as the Jaguars' new baseball coach Tuesday afternoon during a scheduled news conference. The news conference is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. at the F.G. Clark Activity Center. Jackson most recently worked as a professional sports agent for the past two years. Before that he was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Missouri. Before Missouri, Jackson spent three years as a scouting supervisor for the Washington Nationals. He also coached at Nicholls State and is familiar with Louisiana, a major factor in his hiring. Banks said Jackson's experience at Bethune-Cookman as a player helps prepare him for the challenges