I will admit that heading into the Washington Nationals vs. Tampa Bay Rays series I couldn’t find any “extra excitement” like I do for Northeast Corridor rivals. It is safe to say that this series was way more fun than we could have anticipated after Joel Peralta’s pine tar ejection. Still, heading into last night,
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The Washington Nationals are weird. Last night, after a 3-run inning against a Tampa Bay Rays starter making his MLB debut, they were hitless. A mere baserunner for 7 innings after the first. They won 3-2, behind Stephen Strasburg‘s 10 strikeouts (video). The rubber game is tonight. Game recap video The war of words between
Sadly, I don’t have a lot of time to recap last night’s events (video) — Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson asks the umpires to check Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta‘s glove for a foreign substance and sure enough there was. Peralta was tossed and Rays manager Joe Maddon started barking off the field about
Back in December, I shared Joe Posnanski’s piece on Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon’s efforts to make Hazleton, Pa. a better place. Now, ESPN’s Outside the Lines has a story on it too: I haven’t been back there since the end of my sophomore year in at the Old School.