Nationals' Strasburg ejected for arguing - from the stands
NEW YORK A pitcher getting ejected for arguing balls and strikes on his day off? Nationals star Stephen Strasburg earned one of baseball's most unique ejections probably ever in the third inning of Washington's game against the New York Mets on Thursday. Strasburg was sitting in Section 121 at Citi Field in this socially distant season because hes scheduled to start Friday against Baltimore Orioles. Moments later, Torres ejected last year's World Series MVP, though it took a few seconds to realize who had been tossed. Someone was heard yelling: Youre (expletive) brutal shortly before television cameras captured Strasburg doffing his cap as he walked up the staircase on his way out of the park.
Marlins pick up 5-3 win over Nationals in final home game of season
Jon Berti of the Miami Marlins turns a double play against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on September 22, 2019. MIAMI - Three relievers each gave up an extra-base hit in a seventh-inning meltdown Sunday, and the Washington Nationals' streak of 11 consecutive wins against the Miami Marlins ended with a 5-3 loss that tightened the NL wildcard race. The Nationals started the game with three consecutive singles to take a 1-0 lead, but a nifty 3-6-1 double play helped Lopez escape further damage. Victor Robles hit into an apparent inning-ending double play, but the Nationals' challenge of the forceout at second was upheld. Marlins: They have seven games left, all on the road, and start a four-game series Monday at the Mets with LHP Caleb Smith (9-10, 4.24) scheduled to start.