Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ramos back tomorrow, Haren on Tuesday

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Three days after getting their starting left fielder and No. 3 hitter back from the disabled list, the Nationals are about to get their No. 1 catcher back from an injury as well.

Wilson Ramos is scheduled to be activated off the DL in time for tomorrow morning's series finale against the Brewers. He's serving as designated hitter tonight for Class A Potomac, and barring any negative developments he'll be at Nationals Park in the morning and assuming his place behind the plate for the first time since mid-May, when he re-tweaked the same hamstring muscle that forced him to the DL in April.

I think he's going to DH tonight, four at-bats or whatever he feels comfortable with," manager Davey Johnson said. "And if the reports I get are good, it'll be good to get him back."

Ramos has played in only 14 games this season, missing two weeks in April when he initially strained the hamstring and then six weeks since aggravating the same injury trying to run out a double in Los Angeles on May 15. The Nationals' Opening Day catcher was hitting .250 with two homers, three doubles and six RBI.
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7 comments:

Christopher Cohen said...

Wow, what an emotional roller coaster. I was so excited to see that Ramos was coming back, only to be equally crushed at the revelation that Dan Haren will be pitching again....

natsfan1a said...

Buffaloooooooooooo!

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Be healthy!

waddu eye no said...

is this a "good news bad news" joke?

gyfng

Ken said...

What Christopher said... But leaning a little extra on the crushed side.

Haren and the nearest trash heap should get acquainted.

karlkolchak said...

Haren is coming back for one main reason: they have nobody else. Taylor, like Karns before him, is far too raw and needs to be back at AA seasoning his game. After that you have Ohlendorf, who the last two years as a starter was even worse than Haren. After that...they've got NOTHING.

jeeves said...

It doesn't really matter who does or doesn't come back if the veterans, the middle of the line up, does not step up with some consistency. I genuinely thought the offense might have turned a corner, but that is obviously not the case. On a given day any pitcher on any team seems to have their number.
I'm forever hopeful, but nothing seems to change. And I have no idea what management could possibly do about it. On paper we have the team. In practice not so much.

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