While some psychologists champion the merit of participation trophies in sports, baseball great Bryce Harper declared he is no fan of them.The Washington Nationals star told a group of youth baseball players on Saturday that awards for merely playing
Stephen Strasburg tossed seven scoreless innings on the mound, striking out 15 Padres batters in a 3-0 Nationals win. Stephen Strasburg set a new career high strikeout total (15) with one last strikeout in the top of the seventh, completing seven scoreless on the mound on 108 pitches this afternoon in a 3-0 win over the San Diego Padres. Strasburg dominated the overmatched NL West club, limiting the Padres to three hits and one walk, and scoring a run himself on a play at the plate in the Nationals half of the third.
The Detroit Tigers placed Ian Kinsler on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring ahead of their doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. Outfielder JaCoby Jones was recalled from Triple A Toledo to fill the roster spot. Also, the Tigers acquired the contract of pitcher Arcenio Leon and Chad Bell was optioned to Toledo.