Today’s District Daily features stories on Jayson Werth‘s tight hamstring and Dusty Baker‘s influence on the Washington Nationals so far this season.
Good evening DoD readers, and welcome to today’s District Daily. Get caught up on the latest Nats news and opinions with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web below.
In today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Jamal Collier discusses Jayson Werth’s injury status. As Collier writes, Werth was forced to leave Wednesday’s game early after his left hamstring tightened up while making a running catch in the field.
While Werth wasn’t in the lineup for today’s game, it doesn’t look like the issue will cause him many problems going forward. As Collier notes in his article, manager Dusty Baker doesn’t seem too worried about Werth’s condition.
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Here’s what Baker had to say about Werth’s injury, via Collier’s article:
“He didn’t say anything so I didn’t really ask him,” Baker said. “He seemed like he was getting around pretty good … so it was just a matter of precaution and trying to keep him healthy. He’s starting to play better, starting to feel better.”
Also in today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Hal Bodley discusses the impact that manager Dusty Baker has had on the Nationals so far this season.
Be sure to check out both articles below, they’re definitely worth a read. And as always, stay tuned to DoD for all your Washington Nationals needs.
Werth reports no issues with tight hamstring
MIAMI — Nationals manager Dusty Baker on Thursday did not seem concerned about the tight left hamstring that forced outfielder Jayson Werth out of Wednesday night’s game.
Werth, who was not in the lineup for Thursday’s series finale against the Marlins as part of a planned day off, sustained the injury making a running catch in the gap in left-center field. But Werth did not mention any issues with his hamstring during a morning meeting with Baker and also did not appear on the manager’s injury report from team trainers. Read full article here.
Dusty giving Nats the edge they crave
Major League teams today have sabermetrics, analytics, projections of this and projections of that — not to mention devices in the dugout.
The Washington Nationals undoubtedly use those state-of-the-art tools, but they also have Dusty Baker in the dugout. Enough said.
When general manager Mike Rizzo tapped the 66-year-old Baker last November, skeptics questioned the decision. Baker had been away from baseball for two years. Many wondered if the game had passed the old-school manager by. Read full article here.