Even mild forearm soreness and stiffness may be significant for a pitcher. Hopefully Strasburg’s is as mild as he claims and will be as transient as he anticipates.
Matt Harvey outpitched Stephen Strasburg in a marquee matchup of young aces, escaping a late bases-loaded jam while the crowd chanted his name and leading the New York Mets over the Washington Nationals 7-1 Friday night.
It’s not ridiculous to say that Harvey will turn out to be a more durable and superior pitcher than Strasburg. It’s just way too early to make that claim. Heading into Friday evening’s showdown at Citi, Strasburg is the superior arm.
Time to head home and warm up. A frigid road trip for the Mets came to a miserable end Thursday, though Friday’s game should be sizzling.
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Jeter reportedly first experienced left ankle issues in early September, and he exacerbated the area with the foul tip in mid-September. He was also said to have injured the same ankle, in a different place, in the last game of the regular season.
Many will be enticed by R.A. Dickey’s unique story and age, but he’s just one of many candidates who could take home the National League Cy Young.
The number of Tommy John surgeries are rising around the MLB.
Ryan Zimmerman homered in the fourth off Mets rookie Matt Harvey and Ian Desmond connected off Jon Rauch in the eighth, helping the Nationals complete a three-game sweep.
The Nationals may regret shutting down ace Stephen Strasburg.
The Mets want to shut down Harvey after 165, 170, 175 innings? Sure. Why not. A few days ago, I probably would have said otherwise. But I always reserve the right to change my mind.
Matt Harvey stole the show in Arizona on Thursday night. That’s what happens when phenoms fulfill their promise. But don’t forget about manager Terry Collins.
The Mets are in a free fall and the frustration of their stunning slide from the playoff race is taking its toll.
A struggling, hurting Johan Santana was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday.
In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.