Ryan Zimmerman 3B/LF WAS 10 Mins
Zimmerman went 2-for-3 with an RBI in Saturday's win over the Marlins.
Zimmerman returned from a hamstring injury after missing 55 games and immediately made an impact in Saturday's game. With the Nationals down two runs to none, he tripled in a run in the 7th to start the comeback and finished the game with two hits.
Drew Storen RP WAS 48 Mins
Storen picked up his ninth save Saturday against the Marlins as he allowed two hits in a scoreless inning.
Storen gave up back to back singles with one out in the ninth but ended the game by retiring Garrett Jones on a game-ending double-play. It was his ninth save in 12 opportunities.
Jordan Zimmermann SP WAS 52 Mins
Zimmermann earned the victory Saturday as he allowed five hits and two runs- one earned- in six innings to go along with four strikeouts against the Marlins.
Zimmermann was struck on the shoulder by a line drive from Casey McGehee to start the sixth inning but managed to stay in the game and finished the inning. Saturday's win was Zimmermann's third in a row and his fifth in six games. He's on fire, as the Nationals have now won their 10th consecutive game in a game started by Zimmermann.
Curtis Granderson LF/CF.. NYM 1 Hr
Granderson hit his first home run in nearly two weeks Saturday against the Brave.
Granderson now has 19 home runs and 62 runs batted in along with a .223 batting average. Those numbers are not what the Mets expected when they gave him a four-year, $60 million deal this offseason. Granderson has shown signs of life in September, going 18-for-62 with three home runs and 13 runs batted in. If he can stay hot the next week, it will send him into the offseason on a high note, despite the overall poor numbers.
Jon Niese SP NYM 2 Hrs
Niese allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts in 7.1 innings to pick up the victory in the Mets' 4-2 win over the Braves on Saturday.
Niese took a shutout into the seventh, but departed with the bases loaded. Josh Edgin gave up a two-run single to Freddie Freeman, but Carlos Torres squashed the threat and Jenrry Mejia tossed a scoreless ninth to give Niese the win. Niese has allowed more than three runs just one in his last eight starts, while going 4-2 in that stretch.
Chris Young SP SEA 3 Hrs
Young only went three innings, allowing eight hits, a walk, and seven runs to go with three strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Astros.
Young also threw two wild pitches in his three-plus innings. It was an uncharacteristically poor performance for Young, who hasn't earned a win since August 17. Young's next start will be at Toronto on Thursday.
Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. BOS 4 Hrs
Cespedes will be back in the lineup Sunday after sitting out Saturday night's game against the Orioles, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Saturday night was Cespedes' second night off in three days, but no injury seems to be in play. He had a home run on Friday against the Orioles, but Cespedes is hitting just .227 with seven RBIs in 66 at-bats this month.
Dilson Herrera 2B NYM 4 Hrs
Herrera's season may be over after suffering a strained right quad Saturday night against the Braves, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.
Herrera left in the sixth inning while running to first base, and given that there's only seven games left in the season, Herrera will likely be done, although no official move has been made. He has hit .220 with three home runs and 11 RBIs since he was called up to the majors from Double-A Binghamton at the end of August. In Saturday's game, he was 2-for-3 and had a two-run homer before leaving.
Steve Pearce 1B/LF.. BAL 5 Hrs
Pearce has no structural damage to his wrist, and will rest the next few days after receiving a cortisone shot, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.
Pearce was a late scratch from Saturday's game because of soreness in his wrist and was replaced at first base by Christian Walker. He's considered day-to-day for now.
Dallas Keuchel P HOU 5 Hrs
Keuchel will most likely be shut down for the remainder of the season now that he has pitched 200 innings, Evan Drellich of The Houston Chronicle reports.
The move is likely to preserve Keuchel, who developed as the Astros' ace this season and is just 26 years old, although no official move has been made. He hit exactly 200 innings Saturday night in an 11-0 win over the Mariners when he allowed just one run on 120 pitches. The outing pushed Keuchel's ERA down to 2.93, and prior to Saturday night, he was allowing just 0.5 home runs per nine innings and had a WHIP of 1.18 in 28 starts.