Giants, Nationals headed in different directions

  • Giants, Nationals headed in different directions

Giants, Nationals headed in different directions

Edwin Jackson of the Washington Nationals pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park on August 12, 2017 in Washington, DC.

The outfielder entered this weekend's action hitting.326 with 29 homers and 87 RBI for the first-place Nationals. "We're just hoping for the best".

Jackson (3-2) kept his composure after allowing a solo home run from Giants second baseman Joe Panik in the first inning, and was the winning pitcher in the 3-1 Nats victory. A moment of silence was observed before the game for the victims of the clash.

Nationals: After a day off, Washington hosts the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday in the start of a two-game series.

Harper will be out indefinitely, but this is still some rather tremendous news for the Nationals.

On the play, Jones fielded the ball and beat Harper to the bag as pitcher Jeff Samardzija raced over to cover the bag just in case. Harper needed help off the field and appeared unable to put pressure on his leg.

Harper fell to the ground and held his left knee for several minutes. In his first start of the year, Stratton was a late fill-in for Johnny Cueto.

Giancarlo Stanton, who hit his Major League-leading 39th home run of the season, earlier in the game, was on deck.

Harper, the 2015 National League MVP, is now tied for the Major League lead with 14 two-strike home runs this season and leads the MLB with 12 first-inning longballs. Goodwin stole second, and - after a missed a sign - Bryce Harper doubled off the wall with first base open and Ryan Zimmerman on deck. The good thing is he's young and strong. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list. Washington has around two months until the postseason begins, so that gives Harper plenty of time to get back to 100 percent.