WASHINGTON -- On Dec. 19, 2014, the San Diego Padres traded pitcher Joe Ross and a player to be named later -- it would be Trea Turner -- to the Washington Nationals in a three-team deal that included the Tampa Bay Rays. Since that trade, the Padres have posted a record of 160-215 while the Nationals are 208-166 after they won 3-0 Saturday as Stephen Strasburg struck out a career-high 15 batters in seven innings and the Washington staff fanned 17. As a reminder of what could have been, Ross (2-0, 5.32) makes the start Sunday against San Diego right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (4-4, 5.74) in the finale of the three-game series at Nationals Park. First-place Washington is 30-18 while last-place San Diego
There promises to be a lot of tributes to fallen U.S. Military personnel during the three-day Memorial Day weekend. That will be more apparent on the baseball diamond than anywhere else in the sports world. In making sure to pay his respects to those who fought and died for his ability to take advantage of the American dream, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will be wearing camouflage cleats with the words “honor the fallen” inscribed on them. They are pretty awesome.
Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer Close Previously covered Vikings for St. Paul Pioneer Press Also covered Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild and Washington Nationals Twin Cities native and University of Minnesota graduate Follow on Twitter MINNEAPOLIS -- From his ranch in northern Kentucky, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has been keeping close tabs on all of the developments surrounding his team. So yes, he's seen the video the team released of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater dropping back and throwing as part of his rehab from last year's devastating knee injury. In fact, Zimmer has probably seen more video of Bridgewater than the brief clip the Vikings put out on Tuesday. And while the team's