Veteran wideout pens heartfelt statement: 'My life's purpose is bigger than football'
Stephen Strasburg was (1-1) in four outings in July, with the Washington Nationals 3-1 in his starts before he landed on the 10-Day DL with a right elbow nerve impingement back on July 23rd. In those four starts last month, the Nats’ 29-year-old right-hander had a 1.89 ERA, nine walks, 19 Ks and a .203/.304/.275 line against in 19 innings pitched. Strasburg made one rehab start at High-A Potomac after throwing a few bullpens and a simulated game, giving up three hits, a walk, and one earned run over five innings in a P-Nats uniform. Dusty Baker talked on Friday night about what he expected from the right-hander in his return to the Nationals’ rotation. “Certainly not going to just press him to
Associated Press SAN DIEGO -- The rebuilding San Diego Padres demoted one of their top young players, right fielder Hunter Renfroe, to Triple-A El Paso on Saturday. Manager Andy Green said the Padres want Renfroe to work on plate discipline and getting on base more consistently. "He's got strides to make," Green said. "If you're going to have a winning culture here, you have to be willing at times to make tough decisions and send guys down that you like as human beings, that you value as teammates, that you think have a good future with your organization but at present aren't quite getting the job done." Renfroe had 20 home runs but was hitting just .230 with a .285 on-base percentage. He was
Another Sunday, another slate of mostly matinees. The MLB Little League Classic will close out the docket, as the Sunday night ESPN affair between the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates is a home game for the Bucs but will be contested at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The venue is the home park for the Williamsport Crosscutters, the Philadelphia Phillies' Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League affiliate. On paper, the dimensions suggest the park slightly favors pitchers, not unlike the Pirates' home digs at PNC Park. Starting time is an hour earlier than usual. As for the other 14 games, we have the usual array of pitchers to stream and hitters