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.
John Buck hit his seventh home run of the season, Dillon Gee earned his first win and the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 2-0.
Bryce Harper hit two long home runs and Adam LaRoche and Ian Desmond also homered for the Nationals on Bark in the Park day at Citi Field.
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.
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.
Lucas Duda hit a big blast off Drew Storen in the Mets 3-1 victory over the Nationals on Saturday.
The Yankees have signed Chien-Ming Wang to a minor-league deal, he will report to the Yankees’ minor league complex immediately.
Chien-Ming Wang earned a workout with the Yankees on Wednesday after his strong showing in the World Baseball Classic. A minor league deal with his former team could be next.
The future will only get brighter for Bryce Harper, who has a good chance to develop into a perennial All-Star and MVP candidate.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis led off the Mets’ first inning with a single and Ruben Tejada followed by homering over the left-center field fence on a full count.
Legendary Baltimore Orioles’ Manager Earl Weaver has passed away at 82.
A one-time All-Star, Soriano had 42 saves and a 2.26 ERA for the American League East-champion Yankees last year while filling in for injured closer Mariano Rivera, who plans to return from a knee injury in 2013.
Negotiations between David Wright and the Mets have reportedly hit a snag over deferred money.
The big question remains: Does Wright want to be a one-team man like Chipper Jones and Derek Jeter, or does he eventually want to test the free-agent waters like most elite players of the modern era?
If you are of a mind to make a futures bet, think twice about plunking your money down on next year’s World Series favorites.
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