Hill looks sharp in rehab outing – The Free Lance-Star
Hill impresses – The Wash. Times
Rehabbing – We’ve Got Heart
Shawn Hill In Woodbridge – Nats320
With the Nats having a much needed night off, attention was focused on the P-Nats because righty Shawn Hill was pitching a rehab start there. He pitched five innings and did not allow a run. He had four strikeouts and one walk. Hill’s pitch velocity was just about normal too. His arm was still attached to his body at the end of the session too. Let’s find out how his arm feels today before pronouncing him ready to rejoin the Washington rotation.
C Johnny Estrada is off the DL too, so there are three catchers on the MLB roster now. We call this the “George McPhee Backstop System.”
Young Goes On DL With Ailing Back – The Post
Young put on disabled list; Estrada returns – The Wash. Times
Dmitri Young is on the DL retroactive to April 3. His bad back is the official reason, but the real reason is he got fat and lazy in the offseason. Seriously, why would he do that when he knew that Nick Johnson could be back?
No experience needed for Lopez in left field – The Wash. Times
Felipe Lopez has been solid in left field.
Nationals’ Shepherds Find New Pastures – The Post
In case you were wondering what happened to former Expos/Nats president Tony Tavares and D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission chairman Mark H. Tuohey, wonder no more.
Today marks the fourth anniversary of D.C. baseball coverage on this blog. It was kind of buried under other items that day — I never had any expectation we would actually get a team.