When a one-hitter gets lost in the sports shuffle

Maybe you didn’t hear about Gio Gonzalez’s one-hitter on Monday night. I wouldn’t blame you if you haven’t.

Washington Nationals put Stephen Strasburg on disabled list

As was expected following his last start, the Washington Nationals have placed ace right-hander Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lat muscle in his back. The move was made after Strasburg was unable to make his scheduled bullpen session on Wednesday.

Washington Nationals: Stephen Strasburg leaves game with strained oblique

Prepare yourselves for a huge shock: Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg left his start Friday night against the Atlanta Braves with yet another injury. The Nats’ ace reportedly strained an oblique muscle and is likely headed to the disabled list as a result. As I’ve said many times over at Rumors and Rants, no one should be surprised by […]

Washington Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus breaks hand punching locker

Well, we’ve got another entrant on the list of dumbest sports injuries of 2013. Washington Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus broke his pitching hand while punching a locker after a terrible outing Sunday afternoon. He didn’t inform Nationals officials of the injury until just before the team’s game at AT&T Park in San Francisco Monday night.

Stephen Strasburg dealing with forearm tightness

Critics have long suggested that Washington Nationals right-handed ace Stephen Strasburg’s career will end up being short because of his herky-jerky delivery. Those critics have more ammunition now, as CSNWashington’s Mark Zuckerman is reporting that Strasburg is experiencing forearm tightness and could miss his next start.

2012 MLB Win-Loss Predictions Revisited

Kurt compares the final win totals for 2012 MLB regular season to his predictions from March. How many did he get right?

Enough! Stephen Strasburg’s Status Not as Critical to Nationals’ Postseason Chances As It Is Being Portrayed

Just when there seemed to be a lull in the seemingly endless Stephen Strasburg innings-limit saga, the Washington Post stirred the pot again. But here is what many are missing: Strasburg’s future status just isn’t as critical to the Nats’ future post-season success as its being portrayed.

MLB’s Parity Amazes … And Other Random Musings and Tidbits

A few nights ago it was so warm I couldn’t sleep, so my mind drifted to Octobers past. I came up with these nuggets, which I believe are all factual with seven weeks to play in another splendid MLB season.

MLB Replete With Special Stories in 2012

AJ Kaufman takes a look at all the great surprises this season and what they mean over the final 65 games.

Mike Trout Has Stolen The Show, But Don’t Forget About Bryce Harper

Mike Trout’s numbers are nearly unheard of from anyone, let alone a rookie. But today I’m here to talk about the other star MLB rookie: Bryce Harper. He’s been the more hyped of the two, and nothing during Harper’s age-19 season suggests he’ll be anything other than a superstar.

Are The Washington Nationals For Real?

The Nationals are 38-23 and in first place of the loaded NL East. But of course a young, successful team will field the question: “contender or pretender?”

Call to the Bullpen Podcast: Hamilton Heroics & Hamels Meets Harper

Corey and Pat agree, it’s their best episode yet. Lots of stuff to talk about this week, including Josh Hamilton’s heroics, the resurgence of Adam Dunn, and Harper v Hamels. Plus much, much more.

Grop’s MLB Power Rankings: Lots of Shockers Dominating So Far

Grop is back with his latest Power Rankings, which features a number of surprising teams near the top off to red hot starts.

Cole Hamels Deserves His 5-Game Suspension For Hitting Bryce Harper

Cole Hamels admitted to throwing at rookie phenom Bryce Harper on Sunday Night, and he deserves the suspension he received because of it.

MLB Power Rankings: Grop’s Top 10 Teams in Baseball

Zach checks in with his first set of power rankings for the 2012 season. The team on top won’t surprise you; the two at the bottom might.