Most teams have played around 81 games by now, so the baseball season is half over. It’s a good time to assess which players on your team are likely to decline—and thus give you a chance to trade them to a desperate owner that doesn’t know any better. Likewise, you can scour league rosters for those players who have underachieved and smile all the way to October when they have superb second halves.
A little over a quarter of the season has been played, which means it’s time to hand out some early season awards.
“I don’t think 40,000 people came to see him ump tonight.”
The Miami Marlins have always had a hard time getting wins at Nationals Park and this week was no different.
One of the topics that baseball fans seem to love discussing is who the most hated players in the game are.
The Miami Marlins are looking to win their fourth consecutive series on Thursday in D.C.
Mat Latos and four relievers combined on a three-hitter, and the Miami Marlins beat Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 2-1 Tuesday night.
It was basically a home run derby between the Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals on Sunday, with the Nats going home with an 11-7 win.
Brandon Belt, Yusmeiro Petit and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, never give up, and win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes – or how long.
Nationals manager Matt Williams won’t announce his postseason rotation until Washington’s opponent is determined, though Jordan Zimmermann is definitely in his plans.