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Nationals, O’s games are wild scenes
Did you catch the crowd at Camden Yards on Friday night? It was a wild little scene, an ocean of orange amid a packed house of 45,389 rocking the beautiful ballpark down to its brick-and-steel bones during a walk-off victory over the Yankees.
It was the sixth crowd of at least 44,000 at Camden Yards this season, and now with the weather heating up and the Orioles atop the American League East, there’s likely to be many more scenes like that one in the months ahead.
Two years ago when the Orioles drew a string of big, noisy crowds on their way back to the playoffs, center fielder Adam Jones occasionally would tap longtime trainer Richie Bancells on the shoulder during games.
“Is this what it used to be like here?” he would ask. Read full article here.
After injury, Nats without player in All-Star Game
PHILADELPHIA — With Jordan Zimmermann not playing in the All-Star Game, the Nationals will not have any representatives playing in Minnesota.
Closer Rafael Soriano, who was hoping Zimmermann’s replacement would come from within the clubhouse, had said that if he were invited, he would turn it down to visit his mother in the Dominican Republic. He can’t wait to have her home cooking, which includes goat, chicken and soup. Read full article here.
Zimmermann has biceps strain; All-Star spot filled
PHILADELPHIA – Jordan Zimmermann had an MRI exam on his right arm on Saturday morning, and the results revealed a biceps strain. The test did not show anything wrong with Zimmermann’s elbow or shoulder.
For now, Zimmerman will not go on the disabled list. He will be re-examined once he returns from the All-Star break on Thursday; the team is planning a practice that evening at Nationals Park.
“Given his history, yeah, that’s a big relief for us,” manager Matt Williams said. “The way he reacted last night, we didn’t think there was an issue with the elbow or the shoulder. But we had to make sure. Read full article here.