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Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg to undergo season-ending surgery for carpal tunnel
"In Game two of the doubleheader tonight at home, although they're the road team in this when they trail 3 to 1 in the bottom half of the fourth Will Crows debut for the dance only lasted three and two thirds. The Marlin still batting in the bottom of the fourth with the bases loaded nationals held off a Marlins game 15. The four And, of course, the Nationals. The bad news today with Stephen Strasbourg will undergo carpal tunnel surgery next week team transferring him to the 60 Day injured list manager Davey Martinez saying outside of a miracle, it is most likely the end of his season.
Nationals' Strasburg is done for season, awaits hand surgery
"Moved a Stephen Strasburg to the 60 Day injured list. Jasper will have surgery on his hand next week after being diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome.
"stephen strasburg" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"The Yankees tried to be they were cutting edge with that they were one of the one of the first things to really stack that bull pen with a bunch of clothes is you know to have three or four closer ties to that open now you see the worth of the Gerrit Cole you see the worth of a Stephen Strasburg and you see these guys are going to be able to take the ball and takes longer in two games for you so I I think we might see a little bit more of an emphasis on that personally I I'd like to see that because I think that's a big part about baseball people like to watch those marquee match ups no they like to see the cold verse to ground gains the subway series they like to see those big names it's always been about that and I know what the analytics and we've got in this value of course in playing that match up and having a great old pen and using as many really was as possible but again for the sport and you want to see the attention on the sport you want the you know the people start liking those marquee match ups again that's what I'd like to see it come back to a little bit yeah and and you you and I would agree I'm sure that the divergence between regular season baseball in post season baseball has never been greater really and and the way you can play in the in the regular season with that mix and match works fine Tampa's done great with it obviously the Yankees one hundred games two years are over that but then you get to the post season and maybe your thoughts are much more along the lines of what you just mentioned where you'd much rather get seven to eight innings out of your starter you don't want to have to mix and match in and do it again the next night in and do it again the next night against the same team by the way it it definitely is a a big divergence now in today's baseball between how you play the regular year and how you play the post season yeah I mean when you when you go into the playoffs crescent and like you touched on was yeah if you want to keep using relievers like that one you raise a great point where in those papers here you see the same guys over and over again you know that familiarity becomes a problem in two we use all those pictures in the same game like that it's a lot of moving parts yeah it becomes it becomes in all its thing at that point if one of those guys doesn't have a one night then he's a weak link in the chain and the chain break so loosely seen it happen a lot as good as those relievers are during the regular season and there's a lock down if they can be you know October they can cause you problems I think the Yankees you've seen a little bit of that you know the office is kind of a quiet in October which is hurt them but yeah I I think we have a lot of those moving pieces all it takes is one four four eight one to break and then the game goes down hill yeah because a lot of more one get one run games one you know right one Adam Levine pitch in the wrong spot and you don't have enough offense to come back for the beach you're a little bit with their guy so it it's definitely fascinating overall as we said pretty good all season in baseball I think that there's you know a good vibe around the game right now for the most part how it what are you hearing or or where do you expect the Astros thing to go in terms of timing what's your gas water the other guys saying what do you what do you believe about the Astros and the way the jurisprudence will play out I think it was fascinated Christy here at manta for talk about it that the winter meetings when he came out and said that they were going through seventy five thousand emails and I mean that the sheer volume of things they were doing here and of course they want that to be out there because they want to show how they're doing their due diligence to get through this and to make sure you know the dotting the I's and crossing the T.'s in this investigation so they want to be as thorough as possible I expecting to come down extremely hard on the Astros no we have to be talking about draft punishment certainly suspensions whether it's to to both change and women know which wouldn't be surprising it would surprise me however Chris to see guys like core Intel trance to spend it I need to see and they'll be taken the extraordinary step of axes suspending other teams managers yeah for infractions they made with the Astros I'm not saying it's off the table but that would really surprise me if if that entered into the equation yeah trying to figure out where they'll draw the line is where the the real drama and intrigue is as as to where the line is drawn and you know because no one cares how much they get fined and and bright you want I think yes draft picks are huge for teens now yes you know that their their franchise differences and that really hurts them and the suspensions as well I mean he just is a very good manager obviously are significant suspensions to hand in Louisville to sell it's going to be interesting to see you know powerhouse franchise like the Astros to see where this leads them and to see the competition for the Yankees almost kind of fall by the wayside this year you know with the red Sox not you know talking about cutting payroll the Astros facing stiff penalties you know not only of the Yankees geared up for a huge year financially adding Cole here you know some of the biggest opponents in Arkansas are gonna be up to snuff made what do you expect to happen with the Frasier and talk men and some of the key fringe players a day in all the the the perfect problem to have for a team you don't wanna lose them because you really respect them but you don't have enough opportunity to play them what would expect will happen I mean it it it's clear how much that the Yankees front office like talk man obviously I mean even when he was struggling when he first came over they stuck with him and turned into a pretty good player idea that she is a big contributor based on the injuries they had to their field so yeah I mean I think he's going to be a valuable piece for them is far as fitting on the roster Fraser is a guy I mean I it's surprising unity still on the team now you know it's part of the organization I would have thought they would've found a deal for him that they would have like and it's his struggles of gone on to be he becomes harder to trade so I just don't obviously I have not been it not alone in saying this were hardly breaking news but it's really hard to see him with any type of extended future with your organization just the way it's gone for him since he's been there things can change obviously but I do I expect and like I have been in like many people have for him to be put in some kind of deal for a need just hasn't happened yet couple quick words on don Smith and Jay Dee Davis forty expect their futures yeah Tom Smith is another guy that I expected the Mets to put in a a trade by now I wish he'd become a fan favorite you know that the Mets are cognizant of having a valuable chip on their team in there you know I think they can be in in Brody's case who hasn't been a GM for a long time you get nervous about making the right trade but somebody like that you worried about is you need to trade don Smith is almost the something happened Alonso right and then you're already regretting not having him around so dumb really just doesn't kind of fit on this team you no longer with the guy that plays every game obviously but as far as the outfield goes you know I think that's a spot for Katie Davis I mean I I I really think is not is not good defensively at third and I think left field is kind of a spot for him I think McNeil becomes your third baseman and and the way they're currently aligned and movie that's listed as with them what what happens with them another got it's very difficult to train especially for a first yeah I'm coming in and it was under a mandate to get rid of money look it's gonna make probably twenty eight million arbitration this year that's a big hit I think he stays on the red Sox to start the year I know there's been some speculation on Twitter seem traded that's a really difficult trade to make in and I would expect him to to start the year with the red Sox great conversation happy new year to you we'll talk again soon thanks so much thanks there you go they let a Newsday we will take some baseball calls when we come back Chris more.
Washington Nationals reintroduce Stephen Strasburg after signing him to 7-year/$245M contract
"Year for the lines but Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn will be around for another with ownership announcing the two will be back in twenty twenty Detroit is lost seven in a row and ten of eleven quarterback Matthew Stafford season is over due to a broken bone in his back one reason for their large
Strasburg signs largest deal for pitcher in history with $245m Nats contract
"The Washington nationals and pitcher Stephen Strasburg have come together on a new seven year two hundred forty five million dollar contract making him the highest paid pitcher in Major League Baseball for now anyway agents got Boris says they've developed a trust factor with the team based on health prospers health was monitored following Tommy John surgery he came to them with doctors information about protecting the players
Angels still hoping to land Gerrit Cole after Stephen Strasburg goes off the board
"Kerr do latest on baseball and what's going on at the baseball winter meetings the big question how much money is Gerrit Cole going to make now that somebody signs it when somebody signed Stephen Strasberg accepted two hundred forty five million over seven years to go back to Washington that was the original about the Yankees we're going to offer coal but now apparently Cole is going to make a lot more time for duty of the MLB network saying how much more price is going to be at or above three hundred million dollars based on offer the Strasbourg contract right coal is two years younger Strasbourg last two years better than Strasbourg yeah I think better mechanics the project out better everything about him he's going to there's a premium there so the Yankees the angels Dodgers and now one source says a mystery team is in the mix maybe the Astros as my gas after all the pitch for them last year we will see what
MLB: Nationals give Stephen Strasburg record contract
"Off for the Lakers kings and ducks in baseball's biggest free agent signing to date star pitcher and World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is staying with the Washington nationals the San Diego state products signed a seven year contract worth two hundred forty five million dollars which is a record for a picture that record likely won't last long however as OC native Gerrit Cole is expected to fetch an even bigger deal possibly this week and possibly from the Dodgers or angels the Philadelphia Eagles spoiled Eli manning's return to the football field with a light come back at a twenty three seventeen overtime win over the giants at home on Monday Night Football banning he was benched for poor play earlier this season threw for two hundred
Nats owner: Can't keep Strasburg and Rendon
"Leaguer nationals principal owner mark Lerner says the team can not re sign both Stephen Strasburg Anthony ran down those two players are going to command huge dollars Lerner says they already have a big
"Dozo with Sunday it baseball's Jessica and does and Jess Wow that game last night was insane that's the kind of name I got to tell you do the post-game work and you go back to the hotel and you're staring at the walls in the hotel room wide awake because you have so much his rental in and I was what about you because eventually I did go back to sleep but you had to get up like three hours later to get up this morning yeah it was up at five and then you write everything and I know now I have such an appreciation for writers because I like to give all of because I know that everyone that I'm working with this morning didn't watch the game and so I basically the right everything that I feel like we're the highlights of things I want to get into all the stuff I need them to look up graphics Oh that's put me up until one two in the morning and the I'm upset if I walk into work and getting ready to go so I'm a morning person it's been the nights that like that's why I'm so excited about this game six because I'll tell you what there's been a couple of games this world series where I'm like fighting sleep in the sixth seventh innings. I've only got a few hours this one I mean buster there were times I was jumping on my bed in my hotel room liking the TV Blake I'm sure my neighbors the hotel do not appreciate I'm like come on the world series game six you should be watching it was it was a nutty gate for the most part we'll put it this way in the first five games the world series there was one lead change last night we had two plus all the craziness for that game distinguish itself from the rest of the world series and I've got a laundry list of stuff to get tune we'll get into all of what happened last night but let's start with this I thought you know Dave Martinez what an emotional night like he goes absolutely nuts during the course of the game we're in the seventh inning stretch and he looked down the field and all of a sudden I see Dave Martinez being restrained by one of his coaches and he's going after the umpires he winds up getting a in our life by the Japan and their life go ahead the one who's restoring him he's gotTa winds up being rejected first manager in twenty three years to be objected from a world he's game and then after the game you get knuckleheads like me going in there and ask you know the right questions about how he felt in that moment and what did you think about the call I Dave Martinez handled it perfectly because he's like you know what I don't WanNa get any that I don't want to talk about that and he said it respectfully he said I I understand but you know what it's all about game seven in so many words and that's exactly what I thought he should have done in that moment considering what the outcome was there was no reason for him to relive all the details game unless they lose like I feel like and not that you want to relive it anyway and you WanNa take the high road but there was a moment there and this is for the people who weren't watching the game live but when you're watching it live during the entire time empires had the headsets on that that the showing trae Turner in the out just the emotions completely I mean honestly watching the broadcast they were bleeping out every other word was coming out of that dugout because it was so much emotion it felt like that something we're gonNA WE'RE GONNA be talking about this moment for years because in that moment it felt like the nationals are gonNA lose this game and this is why it's GonNa be because of this so I think Dave Martinez would have been a completely different person had anthony rendon day income and hit that home run I think then he would have been a lot more but when you win the game and it's like why go back in blow up that entire call a hundred percent and that's what I thought was really smart by him to not go back and relive that because they won the game and they force game seven and game seven will be started by Max Scherzer who chess on Sunday comes walking stiffly into the interview room in front of reporters he When he was answering questions he wasn't turning his neck he was sitting in his wheelchair and turning the whole swivel chair to talk to reporters and he was so down he gets a cortisone shot which pitchers talk about is being such essentially a miracle drug and then yesterday when we walk into the Ballpark here in Houston he's in catching the outfield and goes to Intel's Day Martinez I'm ready to go and you get the feeling that this could be something that could fire or at the players I asked David about that before the game yesterday about you know whether or not the players might rally around this any mentioned that time when Max fouled the ball off he was on face broke his nose and the next day Texan picture instead I'm good to go and he started that day with the black is Dave said that got the players fired up I gotta believe tonight there'll be so much adrenaline Max on the mound especially because I mean from that press conference buster and and for those of us that know him he was devastated Leanne devastated on Sunday that he could not help his team and I felt like it worked in the reverse like he could not hide the emotion of how much he felt like he was leading his team down and because of that and not because that's the sole reason they lost by any means at all but I felt like the team reacted to his devastation and not just him not pitching the overall vibe that he was giving like I feel awful that I can't pitch in game that I'm supposed to I think it works in the reverse for game seven because he is battled on everything he can the cortisone shot I think my only concern was shirt tonight is we've seen in his starts in this postseason him go one hundred ten and plus pitches how much length can't he give this team now the good thing is you know Daniel Hudson Sean deal those two pitchers you can use anybody pretty much out of the bullpen and there is more options for Dave Martinez out of the bullpen but what we've seen is they need length from these starters how much length can shares her bring your stuff was just flat from the get-go the guys more pitches than anybody in baseball this year over four thousand he just he just didn't have it and I think it was because he he's tired at the end of a long year and right that's the question about Max tonight on the other side we're GonNa see Zach ranking who's also looked tiredness postseason and I would assume that he's he followed by Garrett Cole I talked to Garyk before game six and asked him about how his ability with game seven was something he was handling because of the flight on the day last turn it had a similar situation where normally I would pen on day two but since we were flying I decided to it settled in DC and throw my pen on day three which for this week sets up pretty much the same exact way and I felt really good last week on day three so I'm just taking the same routine did last week to prepare for the bullpen as I'm doing this week to prepare for possibly having to pitch game seven yes I think he's GonNa wind up pitching like innings four through six tonight what do you think yeah I think so I think this is something that you definitely see and I think just for the royalva nats I mean to be able to get to that grinky you know the point that they want to be able to do they're going to have to do it early and once they do that knowing what is looming in the bullpen and that's one thing opposite of the nationals is the astros have so many guys that they can go to and Garrett Cole who has been the ultimate throw down the hammer are you know for the scene the one point I have to make with Garrett Cole and I know we've seen it so much but the last time he has pitched in relief you go back to his freshman year at us Cla I went and looked at this against the ant eaters gave up a winning run I mean this is like I know it's liked onion cheek like it's been how long since he was a little frothy with the Bruins this is something that I do think fans that now we've seen it time and time again from Randy Johnson no Madison Bumgarner these star pitchers come out of the bullpen it's not as easy is it looks folks he's talking about it being similar to bullpen game he's never done it really he's never done it as a professional he's never done it with the Astros this is something that I think you definitely look for especially early on if he's coming in mid inning what what is he doing where's his heart rate because it's definitely different than than coming in just as the starter all right let's dig into game six last night we'll start with this golf clap or Stephen Strasburg watching that last night just reminded me of how I felt during the two thousand fourteen postseason watching Madison bumgarner where he seemed so in control where even when there were runners on base pitching backwards coming back and counts by throwing off speed pitches he was just absolutely composed and in the end despite the fact that Max Sherzer got up at one point in the sixth inning there Stephen Strasburg still out on the mound in the ninth inning what a performance the fifth five no yeah this amazing to me again Jose Altuva and I remember in the moment I sent this note to our producer in the moment I was like I don't know what's GonNa Happen in this game but to me this is the stories this isn't even the game like that fifth inning at bat it to Jose Altuve to me was the series why I mean you have a pitcher or a hitter up to bat similar to the Anthony Rendon in the first inning where all you really gotta do is put the bomb play take one of those breaking balls fine whole get to the grass score some runs and respond and felt like to all the guys in that order that's what he does I mean that guy can hit anything and Stephen Strasburg you'll get three pitches he started on what the
Washington Nationals beat St. Louis Cardinals, finally make it into the World Series
"Sports Washington national be the Saint Louis cardinals eight the one out of three games to none of the National League Championship Series last night Stephen Strasburg struck out twelve and seven innings of picking up the win St Louis in this three game series held the two runs and eleven hit so far nationals can sweep tonight with game four in Washington manager Dave Martinez says his team has been on a roll for a while this is
Nationals finally make it to NLCS
"Already be the national seven trail the enemy NLCS and now they are one win away from the World Series well I tried good thing the jaguar on national radio one of three doubles for how we can drink yeah three RBIs in the nats beat the cardinals again eight to one in Washington for a three oh series lead Stephen Strasburg gave up one on earned run in seven innings with twelve strikeouts he is three you know in the post season with a one point six four E. R. A. yeah you take it one game at a time and yeah there at this point the season where you know this just leave it all out there on the field take whatever happens the nats go for the sweep on Tuesday night Patrick Corbin indicada huts and in the pitching matchup Tuesday afternoon game three of the ALCS in New York the Yankees and Astros even at a game apiece Gerrit Cole was lost a decision since late may will start opposite Louise
Nationals one win from World Series after pummeling Cardinals
"National League Championship Series game number three everything clicking for the Washington nationals two one three high drive to right center field well this looking up at the season makes the jaguar on the nationals radio network another home run for the nationals and another win for Washington they beat the cardinals to one Stephen Strasburg walls electric seven innings and seven it's no earned runs and twelve strikeouts nationals now have a commanding three oh series
Strasburg, Scherzer pitch Nats past Dodgers to even NLDS
"All right deck nationals pitching was the story is the nats marked off the Dodgers ported to living up there and all the S. at one game apiece Stephen Strasburg struck out ten over six innings of one run ball and Sean Doolittle Max Scherzer and Daniel Hudson each through an inning of relief as those for Washington pitchers combined to strike out seventeen LA banners meanwhile he was the team's best
Scherzer surprises Dodgers in relief as Nats win
"Is the nats marked off the Dodgers ported to living up there and all the S. at one game apiece Stephen Strasburg struck out ten over six innings of one run ball and Sean Doolittle Max Scherzer and Daniel Hudson each through an inning of relief as those for Washington pitchers combined to strike out seventeen LA banners meanwhile he was the team's best and most consistent player throughout the regular season with the playoffs opening up in the Bronx usually make you was at it again for the Yankees. the
"stephen strasburg" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Posts seasons on Friday facing Washington is Stephen Strasburg the nationals get off to a fast start again scores shot thanks to a former Dodger infielder Hershey already bases loaded one now the two one swing a ground ball that's a big city to left field Turner into score when dole's going to stop it third Kendrick with an RBI single the nationals are on the board Washington leads one to nothing now we can drink the RBI single one nothing Washington they take a two nothing lead in the second out of Adam meet Norby icicle of courage shock and then it's Anthony ran don't stern first one swing and a drive brit towards left center field Ballenger on the run the wall bracing for third is eaten spreading around third is waited a plate he's in this for any rain doll with an RBI double to left center field and it's now redid nothing Washington book this almost left the building we're talking four feet higher it goes over the wall that's how hard he hit it it's the radio doing damage to national starter Stephen Strasburg definitely added going on. MS struck him out ed Strasbourg has punched out nine thirty five innings of work he was dries Bergen's of allow just one run on three it's with no walks and ten strikeouts over six innings gave up the long run in the six than a Justin Turner sac fly clean Grisha ends up going six for the Dodgers giving up three runs and fanning Ford Strasbourg brilliant but the question surrounding the nationals their bullpen and in the seventh inning the Penn square mall. Max sealed..
"stephen strasburg" Discussed on Sports Gambling Radio - By BangTheBook
"Freed on tuesday stephen and matt dallas keiko wednesday marcus stroman. Julio tehran on thursday due to stay hot is this some aggression comes into play. I think this could be a regression russian series for the mets dallas tikal coming off of a very bad start. He's probably a third time through the order. I guess the big start for him on wednesday and i'm gonna look to fade fade. Marcus stroman on thursday on the road bad infield defense very good brains lineup. I'll be on julio tehran and the braves on thursday if the line isn't ridiculous ridiculous and i certainly don't think that it will be finally this resin national series gets underway tonight. Eric feddie alex would joe roff tomorrow trevor bauer stephen strasburg on wednesday. We'll the nationals get back on track. You got some recent returnees here in alex wood and joe roff coming offer of the i l. for both those guys and bauer trevor bauer quick transition pitched very well in that game last friday goes toe to toe with stephen strasburg here on on wednesday so that should be a good one not sure. I have a whole lot of investment in this series but i will be interested to see if the nationals are able to get back on track wednesday. We'll check college football. Not sure what who yet. We'll have a football show on wednesday veterans box thursday u._f._c. on friday full shows returned and a week from today on monday august nineteenth very much looking forward to that. I'll do it for me. Biggest listing everybody and remember that you will never strike out when you're in in the box..
"stephen strasburg" Discussed on Starting9
"Last year ninety one strikeouts in sixty nine and two thirds this <hes> in six hundred and two thirds innings six and two thirds innings for the Phillies Dun Dun Sucks <hes> <hes> one of my favorite segments that we do here on starting I started show some love. Let's do it Simon. Show some love to your your home. I think who we going. I this week this week I go first. Dallas is going second <music> second. I J you you can go first. Oh thank you very much. I appreciate them. mhm court Stephen Strasburg. I know we're all familiar with him. Sometimes I think yeah sometimes I think cowie affective. He is gets lost in. Did he meet the hype or that sort of thing. Since one thousand nine hundred sixty one in the expansion era there have been three hundred and six pitchers to throw at least twelve hundred innings. Stephen Strasburg currently ranks tied for seventeenth in adjusted E._R._A. I just think he's he's around some of the all time great names and this is on pace for what could be his greatest season and I think thank it maybe because he's pitched in rotations with other aces maybe because of the hype that was attached to him coming in and the fact that he only has one two hundred Winning season but I think it's time that we showed him a little love and we just did David Fletcher Angels Angels Lowest Strikeout Ray Major League baseball this season at eight point eight percent kind of throwback people don't love all the strikeouts well then you better love David Fletcher he has is the highest contact rate in baseball both inside and outside of the strike zone and his current contact rate overall would be the best I mark posted a major league baseball since two thousand fifteen and Michael Brantley David Fletcher kind of the poster boy for the angels in ways in a certain way because is they have been the hardest team strike out in baseball this year and he is the hardest person to strike out. Let's good low ball player. I enjoy joy watching him the individual. I'm going to show some love to has reemerged and quite literally burst onto the scene once again via the injury bug nick mark cakes goes down with a with a broken wrist I saw who the Bravo's call. I'm going to need Adam divall to please stand up chop on Adam divall eleven seven for twenty two since joining the parent club four Jacks slugging over a thousand with no P._S? Just.
Phillies, Stephen Strasburg And Strasbourg discussed on SportsRadio 94WIP Nights and Weekends
"I. P. the nationals with then score one more in the third and one in the mind as they went on to beat the Phillies for nothing the national Stephen Strasburg and their bullpen shut down the Phillies offense allowing only one extra base hit Strasbourg picks up his eleventh win of the year the Phillies Nick Veda he took the loss is now form
"stephen strasburg" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"Stephen Strasburg another strong start and even though Aaron the bullpen tried to give it away. It didn't this time and the NATs were five four winners in Atlanta, and they've won four out of their last five so a little bit of momentum. They're still nine and a half back of Philadelphia who won last night, but they are playing a little bit better in that Marlin series may have started them on, on a bit of a run here. What a piece on the Lakers yesterday on ESPN dot com. You recommended that I read it because I had not read it before the show yesterday. I think it came out, just before we started the show or maybe during the show. But the biggest takeaway more than any other for me. Is if you believe the various Lakers employees ease that were quoted anonymously in the story. This was in the ESPN dot com story, the inside of what's gone on with the Lakers, here, the last two years, you may not be interested in the Lakers or the NBA, but I promise you that this is a very compelling read, but the most for me the biggest takeaway, the thing that I won't forget, from that story is, if you believe the Lakers employee's who were quoted anonymously in that story. Magic Johnson is a very difficult person to work for if not borderline abusive. I'm not gonna spend a lot of time or any more time really talking about it right here on the podcast. That I just urge. Anybody that is a sports fan certainly an NBA fan or a Magic Johnson fan to read it just a very interesting story about one of the storied franchises in all of sports in the midst of its most dysfunctional era the last few years have included by the way of this franchises dysfunctional period. The last few years have included one of the franchise's all time great players, if not its greatest in my opinion he is Magic Johnson. And the franchise's all time most popular player. I don't think that that is debatable. He has been at least according to this story, a big part of the franchises fall into this dysfunctional losing abyss. Read it if you get a chance, it's interesting in in, you know, magic with the way he. He left the job at the end of the regular season. I'm a big magic fan. And I said it in the moment, I didn't think to be very professional the way he did it, some of you just reached out to me and said, he's Magic Johnson. He can do whatever he wants. I still don't think that he did he handled his exit very professionally. And then in that sit down with Stephen a Smith and max Kellerman last week on I take he really, really through a multiple members of the organization under the bus, rob Pelinka being the number one target for magic last week. And I thought that magic should be, you know, a, a high road guy and that was a bit of a low road. So it's an interesting time, especially for people like me who love and always loved Magic Johnson a few things to get to here at the start including one thing to clear up from yesterday show. Lemme mentioned, by the way, Phil Chenier is going to be on the show a little bit later on. We will preview the NBA finals with. Phil today. I think Phil's got a sharp, opinion of always enjoyed my conversations with Phil tomorrow. Tim Legler will be on the show to preview the NBA finals, but a few things to start including something to clean up from yesterday or clear up from yesterday..
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg becomes fastest ever to get to 1,500 strikeouts
"Runs nationals right hander Stephen Strasburg reached fifteen hundred strikeouts in fewer innings pitched than any player in major league history hitting the milestone during Washington's game last night where the cardinals he got opposing pitcher to KOTA Hudson looking in the fifth inning for his eighth strike out of the game. He reached the total by the way in one thousand two hundred seventy two and a third that better. Chris sale who set the Mark back in two thousand
Stephen Strasburg becomes fastest ever to get to 1,500 strikeouts
"Stephen Strasburg with a strikeout of the coda. Hudson looking is eight to the game was also the one thousand five hundred strike out of his career. Stephen Strasburg in one thousand seventy two and a third innings. Becomes the fastest sports bureau. Joe reach one thousand five hundred strikeouts in major league history. There you heard it Nasr hurt a national radio network. He leads impasse. The cardinals to two one is
"stephen strasburg" Discussed on The Tony Kornheiser Show
"Got the same band plan to times today. The name of the band is point road and the letter from atom more in red hook New York goes like this you've been nice enough to play one of my solo efforts on the show. If you times, I figured I some new tunes. I went back into the archives from IBM pine road, shot them Jesse wall, and Greg Barnard and dug up a few songs on the campus of Ithaca college in the spring of two thousand three high into studio recording, and I hope the chatter jukebox can handle it don't bother looking for these songs on any of the usual streaming service. This is cakes TK explosive exclusive he's going to talk to me a tavern on the green earlier this year during the Americans premier. I wish I could tell you I have one of those cooled FX American Americans pillows you had your eye on the last they were stolen about time. I left the party I really wanted them. Yeah. Anyway, this is pine road. The name of the tune is flat dog. That's right. They play in Barry's Religa, we've got so much stuff. I promise the people. Go local all day. So so here we go. Let's start with the signing the net signing Patrick Corbin house surprising is that signing. And what does it do for the team? And then ultimately will get to how does it have impact. If it does on Bryce Harper. So I don't think it surprising at all. I mean, the maitre obvious need going into your season. One of them was a starting pitcher and kind of physically not necessarily. But it would be nice to have a weapon starting pitcher. Because whatever think of yoga Zola's body of work over the years. He, you know, he was a lefty in that rotation and he's on his way out or was already sipped out. And so it was a pit. I think the the merits of Corbin and what you project him to be. That's in the eye of the beholder. I committed matters that he is even though that's a lot of money to to pay number three starter years than almost anybody who they. Brought in here was going to be the number three starter behind max shurer, Stephen Strasburg. So dresses a need. It's two hundred quality inning spills, almost certainly I would worry as you always worry with these seven figure pitcher contracts not about really years one two and three when Hopi twenty nine thirty and thirty one. But when you get past those years, that's when they tend to the tread on the tire gets a little thin. And and if you're not matched hers, and it can those years can be a little bit difficult. But that's why that's why the operative words. The three most important words as you learn the lesson from that we'd IRS no player option. No player option. Correct. Correct. So anyway, I think it was an obvious need, and they filled it, and and they are getting their off-season work done very early there. Yeah. They around the edges they've done everything. Right. But here's here's the largest question for the team. Does this have any impact on? Harper in your mind, the dodgers recruiting Harper the Phillies recruiting Harper. What what does this do for Harper? So I don't think it has any impact. I think that the nationals did what they should have done in circumstances when they were the only team that could negotiate with Harper, and they offered him the ten year three hundred million dollar deal, which would have been a record free agent contract. And also an hire advert value than than John Carlos Stanton's thirteen year three hundred twenty five million dollars in every way legitimate offer..
"stephen strasburg" Discussed on Starting9
"We're not be not be happy in a way that his replacement has or the situation has deteriorated to the point that it was. I would recommend that. But it is just kind of crazy that this kind of era of the nationals is going to end without even a single pennant. Yeah, I I'm not saying it's all over, but in a sense, it's kind of Doug. Yeah, it's done. It is done. It's done and you never thought that you would go without a without a World Series with the way that matches has pitched. I mean, let's be real. We're experiencing Natcher who is essentially the first guy to live up and ultimately surpass, the expectation of two hundred plus million dollar contract. Bryce Harper, a talent that is an organizational typeface of the game with these guys. Here they will not have a World Series to show for it, and that's incredible insane. It's insane because I remember you know, when you mentioned like just this year, Jay, I remember thinking back to Stephen Strasburg getting. Drafted. I remember Bryce Harper getting drafted, and it was just all these are the building blocks that's going to be supplemented. And then it's so much easier said than done to draft in develop studs, absolute studs because obviously it was a timing thing to the fact that the MLB draft is such a crap shoot that even if you have the first overall pick that doesn't guarantee you face of the know it means nothing and for the for the nationals to hit on both of those guys and then to go out and supplement these generational talents with even arguably better players. Max Scherzer is a better pitcher, then Stephen Strasburg. That's just a fact and to not even win one National League championship never mind fucking World Series. It's as a baseball fan. I'm disappointed. I can't even imagine what it would be like to be a nationals fan to have this. This window that started in what? Two thousand nine. Is that how far we're going? No, they were still terrible than they lost. But like I'm talking about like these guys getting drafted nine to follow. I follow back to back, you know, one one picks, and yeah, I, I am. I am disappointed to see this. I don't think the window is entirely closed because as long as Scherzer's there you gotta shot. You can sort of go out and you can replace price hopper, maybe Soto is the replacement. I don't know the answer to that question, but. For for what you had in Bryce Harper, what he was supposed to represent for this organization, and I'm not blaming it all and Bryce operator. It was a collective failure. I mean, how many fucking managers did price per play for the national on his? Yeah, it's it's it's well, and this can be the last thing that we can move on, but it's also crazy like it's not like it was just Harper in Strasbourg, and they fucked up the rest. Right? Yeah. Like the shirt. You touched on the sherzer signing that worked the Jason worth deal. Maybe he didn't get return the rely on the full contract, but he was really important player for them for a long time, Ryan hill, Ryan Zimmerman, the geo Gonzales trade the lanes, Jordan's Imerman peak one sotos development, more Reynolds one year. Just coming in hitting thirty home run Doolittle, correct. Acquiring Doolittle and his amazing contract and the fact that his peak coincide. With when they when they acquired him all that sort of stuff like a lot went right. And yet it feels like like I will never forget two thousand twelve where they blew that series against the cardinals in about as heartbreaking. Granted that was just the division series. So you had a lot longer to go. But that felt like, oh my God, like what a loss and that in some ways, sort of started the managerial carousel, too. Yeah. Because that was Davies, first-year, David last one more. And then it was Matt Williams and then he do to dusty Baker on and on. But yeah, it's just a fun offseason project shutting down Stephen Strasburg for the playoffs because it almost felt like, oh, we'll have anymore. Other runs at this Anthony, Ren goer. There's another name here. Trae Turner. These guys all worked out and yet it didn't work out offseason project between to me..
"stephen strasburg" Discussed on Newsmakers
"Of course, they just acquired a Kelvin Harare a month ago and they could potentially flip him. It wouldn't be the first time I've seen something like that. I mean, how many Garcia last you hear acquired by the twins and flake within about a week and a half if that, so that that was not other possibility. Also, Ryan Madson Sean Kelly, and they have other pending free agents, but it just doesn't seem like a is it seems like the the bullpen is maybe the way to go there. But what do you make of the situation a Stephen Strasburg returned last week for one start from the shoulder issue. And then immediately goes back on the deal with a neck issue, a pinched nerve in his neck. They just had injury after injury and loss after loss. And it's amazing if the nationals were to punt basically here at the end of July, that would be a stunning development. Yeah. I would say the first rule a lesson of this is that when you have a great manager, one of the greatest manager ever and. In you have a veteran team that is in a win now mode. It's not the perfect setting for a rookie manager of no saying Davy Martinez has been terrible, but obviously there's been some problems with his management of the bullpen. And I think when dusty followed map dusty Baker followed Matt Williams, it was sort of the perfect atmospherics. You know, dusty is bending the game sixty years. There's nothing he hasn't seen or done, and he's not gonna get rattled by the day today stuff and for a team with with wound up guys like sure's or Harper. Sometimes having the guy, the a manager with the lowest blood blood pressure in the room is not a bad thing. Having said, all that they suffered so many injuries early in the season that may be nothing was going to save them. And yet, you know, to be good, your stars have to be good. Stephen Strasburg has started fourteen games, Bryce Harper. His numbers are better than they look on the outside, but he is hitting to sixteen to sixteen to six. Scene is opium is eight thirty nine. You know, a couple of years ago, what was he? He was over a thousand near. He was rewriting the books on opium. S I, you know, and I, as you look ahead, I wonder, do we go cautious? Do we try to resign Harper? Do we say, okay, so does gonna Tempus take step forward. Victor robots is gonna take step for Rendong as a very solid guy. We got surger or do you just say, you know what? We gotta take another look at this thing and what's who's you know how much freedom will will Mike Rizzo have to change things it. It's it's the most puzzling story in baseball. The Braves in the Phillies were the two stories that made us go, wow, that is pretty. That is fun. Disea- the nationalist or the one that I don't think any of us saw come in any begins, you know, really probably with Bryce Harper's performance in the fact that Strasbourg is back on the deal for a second time. Will they got max Scherzer going tonight? And that's always good food ails you. But. Yeah, they need something going behind a max Scherzer is making Richard because for the longest time when saying, you know it'd be a test. The second half will be a test of the Phillies in the Braves in their staying power. You know, predominantly young rosters, but is the nationals with something to prove right now. And they gotta prove at this weekend because there could be ownership involvement here on the are over the luxury tax threshold. So there could be some pressure to to lower payroll just given the way things have gone off track and you know, these are the kind of things that can happen this time of year..
"stephen strasburg" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Take the field. Shortly at Wrigley the cubs. Rallied to take yesterday's affair. And holy, two and a half game lead in the central the d backs a? Half game behind the dodgers in? The west unable to capitalize? On l. a.'s. Back to back losses the dodgers open a series in Atlanta tonight the brewers, reportedly acquiring reliever Joakim Soria they're currently chasing the. Cubs and trying to stay afloat following, a, disappointing homestand Craig councils club is in San Francisco. Tonight trying to put it behind was five hundred You know it's We kind of we plugged their way through it and didn't, get great results but held serve against decent. Teams for, sure Now off to a challenging road trip couple of injury update. Stephen Strasburg goes on the disabled list with a neck injury while the cubs have placed Kris Bryant back on the deal did the inflamed. Shoulder Conor McGregor pleaded guilty to misdemeanor to, a misdemeanor for his role in the Malay at, Barclay center back in may. He was facing. A seven year prison sentence but instead we're going to anger management and sir, five days of community service I'm rich Ackerman Now little. Birdie told me that. I'm the most, loved spokesperson on radio, is that. True of course. It's not true people get very upset. With me they feel I'm. Yelling Adam addition, let me tell you some it's passion it comes from passionate because I'm, not just a spokesperson I was just not too I had broken bruised ribs. All the time my wife kept. Apple mean kicking me sometimes she, grow I thought I. Was an MA match. But I'm in, the bedroom let, me tell you I stop snoring not. Only my my my ribs. They healed completely I started getting a. Good night's sleep everything. Changed in my life I'm telling you you might not like me because of my passion buddies because.
Washington Nationals place Stephen Strasburg on 10-day DL
"And update to a story we've been telling you about this week a man who was shot by a police officer during a barricade situation at a Silver Spring townhouse earlier this week has died of. His wounds John Carlos Notre Peres locked himself. In his ex girlfriend's home Monday night with the couple's three year old son and refused to release either the boy nor. Give himself up when the terror Peres started setting fires inside the house. Police entered the home and shot him, flood warnings remain posted in northern Maryland. Through one this afternoon as five days of rain continue to work their way down river that includes the. Frederick area where high water is not the only issue it's also what's in the. Water sewage I think is an abundance of caution we're recommending avoiding this waters for one to two weeks after overflow berry with the Frederick county health. Department. After flooding this week officials had to dump raw sewage, into waterways to protect basements Tanaka see river is one. Of those waterways felt he worries through seekers will not be able to keep away Unfortunately they are attracted to high water what makes a guy go out of the boat without a life jacket, in flood. Stage of Knox you've ever I don't know. But there are dangers beyond just losing, your life and with more rain in the forecast the kayaks are probably best left at home win Delano on WMA Allen WFAN dot com house. All of this talk of impeaching deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein playing out in the fly over states President Trump setting dial will later today a state where farmers are feeling the pinch of the trade wars retaliatory tariffs on agricultural. Products Iowa GOP congressman David Young staying back. Here in Washington is worried about what the tariffs mean to his reelection chances and he's one GOP house member who won't. Support the impeachment resolutions against deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein impeachments a big. Deal I back home as well a, lot of people aren't talking about this. This seems to be more of a inside baseball kind of issue that's popped up here before we go. Into our August work break freedom caucus members are trying to force a vote on. Articles of impeachment claiming Rosenstein is leading a Justice department effort to withhold evidence regarding the Robert Mueller investigation Bob Costantini Washington the Trump administration's racing to meet a court imposed deadline today to. Reunite families who were forcibly separated at. The US Mexico border it's. A deadline the government will not fully meet. Because for one more than four hundred parents have already been deported without their kids the. Government says those parents opted not to, take their. Kids back with them but ACLU attorney legal learn says it's most likely that those parents didn't understand it found that parents did not know what they were signing Orally waving their right to, reintegration what the next step will be in full reunification is, expected to be. Determined from today's hearing Jim Roope on WMA yell and Wm AL. Dot com sim bad news for nationals fans there number two starting. Pitcher Stephen Strasburg has landed back on the disabled list days after he had just returned to. The lineup. Strasburg was rocked for six, runs in his first start in a month after being sidelined with shoulder inflammation Strasbourg, had been scheduled to start for the nationals tonight. In Miami no word yet from the team who will take his place checking your money the Dow is up one hundred fifty. Eight points at. This hour the NASDAQ down eighty up next traffic.
"stephen strasburg" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"His representatives. Over the last couple of days in, messiah jury teams called but in everything that I've heard indicate that those conversations have, been positive but it's still is a big question Mark a lot of big question marks here but you're right we are making a sort of a leap in logic here. In a Suming that the quiet Leonard they? Get. Will, be the quiet Leonard we remember from a couple of years? Ago an MVP, candidate a, top five caliber talent in the NBA that's. The case this is a huge win for the raptors for a few reasons I mean specifically for the franchise the raptors have never had. A player that good Vince Carter was really good but even in his prime he was not a top five caliber. Player in the NBA so this is big it's an obvious talent upgrade, while the Marta rose it has blossomed into. A really good player in the NBA, all star player. He deserves all the credit in the world for that I there are limitations to his game that, simply doesn't have backed baseball nationals activating. Stephen Strasburg off the DL Friday he got, the start against, the Braves couldn't get past five frame Hi fly left, field deep going back soda Culbertson Knocks it into the bullpen in left field and run right back Charlie Culbertson breaking the home run. Drought man, it's a. Seven, three. Lead for the Braves sticks eighty the fan the nationals right-hander surrendered six runs eight heads got into a dugout confrontation, with. Fellow ace max Scherzer the to taking it into the clubhouse though Strasbourg didn't add much on that altercation post gains.
"stephen strasburg" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"So they put him on at the l he got the mri and i guess positive news is right now they're saying it's just inflammation and not showing any kind of structural damage that doesn't necessarily mean that it's going to be a real quick return you know obviously it's at least ten days and they may be cautious here and wait longer than that this guy has gone through just about every injury that there is over the course of eight seasons in the big league doesn't really the first time he's happy shoulder though he obviously had the hell though is rookie when he tore the ligament had had tommy john surgery he's had subsequent elbow injury a couple of years ago he's dealt with a back in oblique neck but this is the first time the shoulder and that's always a concern because that's the injury that still seems to have long term ramifications if it it is a significant injury like we said right now it's not so they're going to probably be cautious with them they know it's more important to have them at the end of the season like they did last year than it is to have them in june but clearly they need this to not be something of great consequence because their best hope of getting over that hump in october like we're talking about is to have those max scherzer and stephen strasburg one hundred percent mark zuckerberg and with us talking a little bit about strasbourg and the nationals and the celebration of course and and max scherzer the race in the east i saw you owe at the end of april when you guys were out here i'm impressed with the braves i want to tell you something they've got a bullpen freeman and marquess a cuneo be back albee's is in a slump now but philly's we so i think the phillies are still a little bit of a way.
Masahiro Tanaka of New York Yankees lands on disabled list with strains in both hamstrings
"The is the designated hitter delano de shields the former astro farmhand is in center nomar missouri's in right field the shortstop is jerks in pro far joey gallo the modern day dave kingman is in left isaiah kinder falesa is at third base netto doris at second robinson chirinos is behind the plate the first baseman is the youngster ronald guzman and the pitcher is mike minor four the texas rangers news around baseball tommy dreamer mentioned it in our last segment the yankees placing masahiro tanaka on the ten day deal with strains in not one hamstring both hamstrings he suffered those injuries while running the bases last night in the victory over the new york mets stephen strasburg of the nationals goes on the dl with right shoulder inflammation dave martinez the manager in washington says there is no timetable on strasbourg's with turn the righty left to start last night against san francisco after two innings underwent an emo this morning you six and six this season of three point four six it's his sixth stint on the dl in the last four years that's going to wrap it up this edition of astros on deck askar launch from globe light parking arlington is next flirt steve sparks are hanging by first pitches at six fifteen international tv game on fox i'm saunders thank you for listening i will rejoin you after the game for the tenth inning show we'll take calls right here on your home for houston astros baseball sports talk seven hundred.
"stephen strasburg" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Of the san francisco giants back in washington dc type for our post game summary sponsored by the silicon valley hair institute when you're trying to get back into the game think of the silicon valley hair institute the best of the bay for robotic hair transplants giants started very quick against stephen strasburg who only pitched two innings in this game two outs although both walls were hit hard maceachin came up in the first proper waiting on deck andrew mccutchen hitting two fifty three pitch is hit to centerfield and allen pretty well hit taylor moving back quickly taylor still going back he'll watch it go up over the wall and gone he started to climb the wall and it was right over the wall he couldn't get to it andrew mccutchen take strasbourg deep and the giants have a one nothing lead mccutchen sixth home run his third in the last week it's been nice to see the power bat start to speak forma kachin one nothing giants after suarez got out of a little jam in the bottom of the first the giants started swinging again again in the second against strasbourg leadoff double by pablo sandoval alan hansen came to the plate one two he pulls this one on the ground right sided past the reach of depot into right field base it out of all around third and he'll come into score depot thought that reynolds was going to go get the ball and reynolds went back to first defoe just a little hesitation and he could not reach it it went right by his glove son of all scores hansen who is behind it account oh to the whole way comes through with the it and knockin bob low it's to nothing giants by the way that first.
"stephen strasburg" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"And forty three strikeouts for the angels right hander it'll be way in chen against julio tehran in atlanta marlins and braves efficient that's series on sunday toronto form the three four nine h in two seven five six i looked to get that down in dc it'll be alex would against stephen strasburg lieutenant for the daughters to looking for his first win his own four with three five three three five year ray to forty seven strikeout stephen strasburg five and three with three to eight year i sixty eight strikeouts for him dodgers in nationals they'll be sending gray against scotland for the royal air skoglund one three with five five eight year eight hundred strikeouts sending grade two and three with a six three ninety or looking at still get that down did not play against the as as last time out three two strikeouts there for gray continuing air noah for the phillies against the young jack flair for the cardinals is getting another start there in the cardinals read there first silicon for his first win will be normal pitching very nicely is basically an ace now for the phillies is becoming one of the better pitchers in baseball six one with a one nine nine era fifty one strikeouts for the phillies right hander and then in houston i mean honestly this is why these two teams are top division astros and the indians this can pitch pitch pitch pitch pitch and we have another great pitching matchup for you on sunday on sunday night baseball game on espn cleveland indians against the houston astros carl's crass going for the indians against lance mccullers junior for the astros both are five and two both have three six.
"stephen strasburg" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Severino i i drew a walk right handed hitter scrivener fires curveball is lying and through the left side whole that's base it i want hung up there for a while severino with the hit it'll bring up stephen strasburg good pitch recognition there by severino seamless scrivner slowdown his delivery a little bit on that last breaking ball and very well could have given it away to severino that something off speed was coming here's a good spot for stephen strasburg now to put down a sack bond move a runner up in scoring position squares pops upon up valid back plate caught by murphy strasbourg not able to get it down stephen walk to the plate he had a quick chat with doug eddings that was a little bit animated and that's strasbourg not able to get the get the bunt down so here's tracy turner dell pitch outside turner is flied out he's also singled and scored this is a national team that got got out to such a sluggish start last year they won ninety seven games into the playoffs four times last six years is turner fouls off breaks his back fouled off circle down to the right right off the end of the bat i don't know i'm gonna sumi swinging a cup fat because like the top outer edge just splintered off you can get a real good piece of it scrivener at the belt fires the dirt nice blocked by john ryan murphy that's that's pretty big right there fatah distance on that balance for murphy when you consider nationals were trying to bunt severino up to second in the scoring position so ball the kind of kicks away right there effectively does the job ex pitch in for a strike.
"stephen strasburg" Discussed on WRVA
"One old pitch from stephen strasburg and the dodgers were there seventeen th home run of the year lead one to nothing lashes had a chance in the third a one out single to right by trade charter and after how he kendrick fly to the warning track it looked like it might get out off the crack of the bat but called on the warning track by matt kemp struck out yasuko get matt muncie keith k hernandez was up as a pinch hitter here's the one one swinging a long drive to left this one is not coming back it is way out of here pinch hit home run for kika hernandez and it's nothing los angeles and so the dodgers would that lead and strasbourg leaving for a pinch hitter in the eighth inning two runs five it's over seven struck out ten is thirty seven career double digit strikeout game at walk to and carlos torres made his national debut in relief for the bottom of the eighth a one out walk to grand all within cody bellinger's up here's the pitch on belt at a deep right center that's gone way way back into the pavilion seats two run homer for cody bellinger dodgers try put this one out of reach and it made it.
"stephen strasburg" Discussed on WRVA
"The commonwealth saturday april fourteenth bill moyers virginia motor speedway race fans let's get dirty the are on eleven forty w r v a had ninety six point one fm nats fog live continues as the nationals come away with their second straight win four one over the atlanta braves four eight zero four the nationals they did leave seven on and the braves have one five and two in those two errors costly for atlanta because it led the twos nationals runs and when you stop to think about the ninth inning with sammy sali's and ryan mats and in the game and the and the braves being able to scratch out a run those two extra runs because of the braves errors turned out to be pretty huge in the ballgame strasbourg one hundred and three pitches on the night he goes eight innings and comes up with the win tonight and you know the nationals of course had lost five straight before the braves hit town including getting swept by the mets over the weekend here nats park and when you lose five straight you like to have a guy like max scherzer and then the follow him up with stephen strasburg to throw out there and davey martinez down in the locker room talk a little bit about that they picked us up i mean they really did and i went to i went out there one aiming talk to strauss i told me what he ran the basis of three times want to make sure he's okay and he said he was good i said well get the salad skill he did but he was he was outstanding to all the way around your remember saying but you sense that he would want to kind of duplicator sort of one up what would had done the night before together in the leadoff spot and just how he's talking about.
"stephen strasburg" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"His usual tricks and grinds his way through six innings of baseball but listen our pitch stephen strasburg and the process and then you got great work yet again from blevins gazelle men who only could give you a batter but he gets out role bliss who drew another scoreless inning and instead logo ended up finishing off the ninth inning the mets bullpen all of a sudden now is giving you feel good vibes again it is very very early let's see for all boys is going to hold up let's see how gazelle minute lugo gonna walk two months down the line they're going to be needed in this starting rotation lot variables here but you do get the sense at least i do right out of the gate that this met season divide the feel around the team it just has a much different mix than it did a season ago when early on in the year it seemed like geez everything is going against this team everyday this year not nutcase and that's why you're looking at a five and one start to the year as the mets take down the washington nationals but excoriate too yeah there's still questions of course about stephen matt's who's gonna pitch on saturday weather permitting about what matt harvey he's going to look like very impressive in his first start but now you take it up away class and facing a team that has heartburn eating and rent down to one this was a good window and the nationals home opener which trials burgon amount would a chance to set a tone for the eighteen games going to play this year mets did everything you could have asked them to do the big guys homer race battles and out pitches wanted air best pitchers your bullpen does the job and now there's no excuse you got the.