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San Francisco trip a homecoming for Williams
SAN DIEGO — Nationals manager Matt Williams will be returning to San Francisco as his team plays the Giants in a four-games series that starts Monday night at AT&T Park.
Williams once called San Francisco home. He played for the Giants from 1987 to 1996 when the team was playing at Candlestick Park. He has nothing but good things to say about organization. He likes the fact that the Giants have taken care of their current and former players.
After Williams made his big league debut, he learned the game of baseball by being around teachers including Roger Craig, Don Zimmer and Dusty Baker, who became Williams’ mentor. Read full article here.
Rendon sits again with thumb injury
SAN DIEGO — Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon was not in Sunday’s lineup against the Padres because of a sore right thumb, which he hurt in Friday night’s game.
Rendon was able to take batting practice without any problem on Sunday. It was after that session when manager Matt Williams informed Rendon that he would not be in the lineup. It would not come as a surprise if Rendon was back in the lineup by Monday against the Giants. Read full article here.
Strasburg, Vogelsong to face off in series opener
Bruce Bochy needed only seven words to sum up his team’s current reality.
“No, there’s nothing I can complain about,” the Giants manager said after his team’s 6-4 victory against the Mets on Sunday.
Given his team’s enviable standing, why would he?
Sixty-three games into the season, the Giants have the Majors’ best record (42-21) and are on pace for 108 wins, which would top the previous franchise record of 103 (1962, 1993). Offensive contributions are pouring in from all spots in the lineup. The pitching staff is tied with the Nationals for the Majors’ third-lowest ERA. Read full article here.