If, in the future, Joe Ross ever complains about a lack of run support, point to his first four starts of the 2017 season. Ross started on April 19 in Atlanta against the Braves, on April 25 in Colorado against the Rockies, on April 30 at home against the Mets, and on May 23 at home against the Mariners. In those games, the Nats’ offense scored 14, 15, 23, and 10 runs respectively for a total of 62 runs, or an average of 15.5 per start.
A look at what's happening all around the majors today: HE'S BACK All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano is expected to come off the disabled list when Seattle begins an interleague series at NL East-leading Washington. Cano has been sidelined with a strained quadriceps. The Mariners, last in the AL West, have dropped three straight and seven of 10. HOME SWEET HOME? It will be interesting to see how Matt Harvey is received by Mets fans when the embattled pitcher makes his first start at Citi Field since serving a three-day suspension for skipping a game following a late night on the town. Harvey (2-3, 5.56 ERA) apologized and went 0-1 in two starts on the team's most recent road trip. He is 0-3
Central Coast Mariners have announced the signing of Dutch midfielder Tom Hiariej for the next two A-League seasons. The 28-year-old joins from Eredivisie club Groningen, where new Socceroos winger Ajdin Hrustic and fellow Australian Jason Davidson have played this season. Hiariej will be third Dutchman to play for the Mariners, following in the footsteps of A-League championship winner Patrick Zwaanswijk and another defender Marcel Siep.