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Nationals | Max Scherzer roughed up

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:54:48 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer gave up seven hits and five runs over just 4 2/3 innings Tuesday, July 7, against the Cincinnati Reds. It was Scherzer's shortest outing in over a year.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer ($9,800, 19.6% of cap) was bound for a humanoid outing before too long. The five runs allowed were more than he allowed in his previous four starts combined. FantasyScore owners should ignore this blip in the radar going forward.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Nationals | Jayson Werth continues to improve

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:22:10 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (wrist) has started to swing a fungo bat and is hitting off a tee as he continues to recover from two small fractures in his left wrist. Werth said Tuesday, July 7, that the pain is gone, but he needs to build back his strength in the wrist. He is hopeful of beginning a minor-league rehab stint sometime after the All-Star break.

Fantasy Tip: Werth will be a welcome addition back to the Washington lineup, and FantasyScore owners will be glad to have another option for offense, too.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bill Ladson


Nationals | Yunel Escobar considered day-to-day

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:19:42 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (hamstring) was out of the lineup Tuesday, July 7, against the Cincinnati Reds due to tightness in left hamstring. He is considered day to day. Manager Matt Williams indicated Escobar is not expected to need a stint on the 15-day disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: The injury for Escobar ($4,100; or 8.2% of cap) does not sound terribly serious, but as long as he is sidelined it looks like Danny Espinosa ($3,900; or 7.8% of cap) will start at the hot corner with Dan Uggla ($1,900; or 3.8% of cap) drawing into the lineup at second base.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Aaron Dodson


Nationals | Denard Span to visit specialist

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:18:41 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Denard Span (back) had an MRI on his back Tuesday, July 7, and he is scheduled to visit a specialist as he tries to curb lingering back spasms. He has been in and out of the lineup since early June due to the issue. "I want to know what the root of the problem is so we can take the correct course of action and correct the problem," Span said. Manager Matt Williams added that Span is not expected to need a stint on the 15-day disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Michael Taylor ($3,700; or 7.4% of cap) started in center field and the leadoff spot, and is the biggest FantasyScore beneficiary of any potential lengthy absence for Span.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Aaron Dodson


Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman still has pain

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:27:30 -0700

Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman (foot) has been taking batting practice but still cannot run without experiencing pain in his foot. The final hurdle he needs to clear before returning to games is running without pain.

Fantasy Tip: There is no timetable for Zimmerman's ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) return to action, and he'll likely need a minor-league rehab assignment before he's activated. Clint Robinson ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) will likely to continue to see the majority of starts at first base. He's a low-end flier at first base in daily games.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Mark Zuckerman


Nationals | Yunel Escobar out Tuesday

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:38:33 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (hamstring) is not starting Tuesday, July 7, against the Cincinnati Reds. 2B Danny Espinosa has shifted over to third for this game, and 2B Dan Uggla is at second base.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) should be removed from your lineup until he is 100 percent. Espinosa ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has a price tag that may be a bit high, but he is a .273 hitter against Reds starter Johnny Cueto.

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Nationals | Denard Span out Tuesday

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:32:04 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Denard Span (back) is not playing Tuesday, July 7, against the Cincinnati Reds. OF Michael Taylor has taken Span's place in center field, and OF Matt den Dekker is in left.

Fantasy Tip: Span ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) should be left out of your lineup until the all-clear is given, but back spasms could be a hindrance for a while. Taylor ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is hitting .182 against Cincinnati pitching. He hasn't seen starter Johnny Cueto this season, but this average is not a good sign.

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Nationals | Danny Espinosa homers in loss

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:47:01 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Danny Espinosa swatted a homer Monday, July 6, against the Cincinnati Reds. He finished 2-for-4 with a double and solo home run.

Fantasy Tip: Espinosa ($3,900; or 7.8% of cap) might play regularly at third base with Yunel Escobar suffering a hamstring injury in the season opener.

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Nationals | Back still ailing Denard Span

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:46:21 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals OF Denard Span (back) left the game Monday, July 6, against the Cincinnati Reds due to back spasms.

Fantasy Tip: Span ($4,200; or 8.4% of cap) cannot be trusted by FantasyScore players right now, as he has been in and out of the lineup with back spasms lately. Michael Taylor ($3,700; or 7.4% of cap) could start in center field if Span needs to miss time, with Matthew den Dekker ($1,600; or 3.2% of cap) perhaps drawing some starts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MASNSports.com - Dan Kolko


Nationals | Yunel Escobar injures hamstring

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:45:33 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (hamstring) left the game Monday, July 6, against the Cincinnati Reds due to tightness in his left hamstring.

Fantasy Tip: If Escobar ($4,100; or 8.2% of cap) is forced to miss time due to the injury, Danny Espinosa ($3,900; or 7.8% of cap) would likely play third base with a regular role possibly opening for Dan Uggla ($1,900; or 3.8% of cap) at second.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MASNSports.com - Dan Kolko


Nationals | Yunel Escobar departs early

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:12:55 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Yunel Escobar (undisclosed) was lifted from the game Monday, July 6, against the Cincinnati Reds due to an apparent lower body injury. He was stretching his legs on the base paths before departing.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain as to the exact source and severity of Escobar's ($4,100; or 8.2% of cap) injury, but he should be avoided in FantasyScore until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any lingering effects of his injury.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - James Wagner


Nationals | Denard Span leaves game early

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:15:25 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Denard Span (back) left the game Monday, July 6, against the Cincinnati Reds after two innings. He had been battling back spasms, although it's uncertain if that is the exact reason for his early departure.

Fantasy Tip: Span ($4,200; or 8.4% of cap) has been in and out of the lineup frequently, and he should be avoided in FantasyScore until he can officially return and prove his health in at least two or three consecutive games without any setbacks.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Mark Zuckerman


Nationals | Bryce Harper skipping derby

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:07:17 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper said he will not participate in the Home Run Derby during the All-Star Game festivities. Harper cited his father's recent rotator cuff surgery following a snowboarding accident as a reason. "Not having my dad throwing to me is a big issue for me," Harper said, and he added that his father 'throws strikes' and knows where his 'sweet spot' is.

Fantasy Tip: Harper ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) leads the National League in runs (58), on-base percentage (.474), slugging percentage (.722), and he has 25 home runs and 60 RBI already this season. He has emerged as arguably the best hitter in fantasy baseball, and he is worth nightly consideration at FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Doug Fister solid against CIN

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 04:30:06 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Doug Fister makes a start against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, July 6. Fister is 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA against Cincinnati.

Fantasy Tip: Fister ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) should be started in a situation like this. He appears to have the Reds' number, so trust the statistics and give Fister a chance in FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Nationals | Denard Span's on-base streak ends

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 04:14:50 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Denard Span went 0-for-4 on Sunday, July 5, against the San Francisco Giants, bringing to an end his on-base streak at 23 games.

Fantasy Tip: Span ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is still hitting a decent .305, so one hitless game is no cause for alarm. He is worth starting in FantasyScore when facing right-handed pitching (.343), as his average drops to .197 against lefties.

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