Today’s District Daily features stories on Stephen Strasburg’s injury and how Washington Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor can recover from the worst game of his career.
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.
We start off today’s Daily with some good news on the injury front for the Nationals. As Sports Illustrated’s Kenny Ducey writes below, injured Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg is feeling better and is expected to start Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee.
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Strasburg was supposed to start last Monday against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers, but he was scratched with an upper back strain. Fortunately for the Nationals, it looks like the injury isn’t serious and their ace will be back in action on Sunday.
Strasburg has by far been the Nationals’ most consistent starter this season, going 10-0 with a 2.90 ERA in 14 starts.
Also in today’s Daily, the Washington Post’s Chelsea Janes discusses how Michael A. Taylor might move on from what was probably the worst game of his career so far. As Janes writes, Taylor struck out five times Wednesday night and made a disastrous error in the ninth inning that handed the Dodgers a walk-off win.
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.
Where do Michael A. Taylor and the Nationals go from here?
LOS ANGELES — Baseball was cruel to Michael A. Taylor Wednesday night, when a ball bounced under his glove and he struck out five times, though he did not say so. The most individual of the team sports left one individual to feel the weight of a team, and Taylor accepted it, standing tall.
But what comes next for the 25-year-old with speed and power but a long way to go? How does he recover? How long will the Nationals stick with him? Will this game be a turning point, one way or another? Read full article here.
Stephen Strasburg (back, ribs) expects to start Sunday
Nationals righthander Stephen Strasburg (back, ribs) expects to make his next scheduled start on Sunday after having two ribs popped back into place, he told reporters on Friday.
Strasburg was scratched from his scheduled start against the Dodgers on Monday with an upper back strain, and said that he hurt his ribs in a weight room accident during the week. Both are feeling better. Read full article here.