Morning news and notes for Sunday, May 19, 2019
by: David Hill — Fansided: Call To The Pen 19 May
Trevor Rosenthal was supposed to be a key part of the Washington Nationals bullpen. Instead, they need to bite the bullet and pull the plug. As the Washing...
by: Jesse Dougherty — Washington Post: Early Lead 19 May
“In that moment he’s not trying to do anything other than rattle me,” Doolittle said of Maddon. “And it was kind of tired."
by: Dan Santaromita — NBC Sports Chicago 19 May
Jon Lester was on a heck of a run since coming off the IL in late April, but it came to a screeching halt on Saturday at the Nationals.
by: ron Kerr — MASN 19 May
The Nationals secured a much-needed 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night, thanks to Stephen Strasburg, big hits from the middle of their ...
by: Yahoo Sports — Yahoo Sports: Big League Stew 19 May
A hitch in Sean Doolittle's delivery was all Joe Maddon needed to significantly lengthen the ninth inning of Cubs-Nationals.
by: Tom Gatto — Sporting News 19 May
The Nationals' closer powered through the Cubs manager's ingenious attempt to disrupt him.
by: Rick Tarsitano — WGN 19 May
WASHINGTON — Cubs manager Joe Maddon protested Chicago's 5-2 loss to the Nationals on Saturday night after twice coming out to complain about Washington closer Sean Doolittle's delivery. After eight solid innings by Stephen Strasburg, Doolittle...
by: Harvey Valentine — The Washington Times 19 May
Cubs manager Joe Maddon protested Chicago's 5-2 loss to the Nationals on Saturday night after twice coming out to complain about Washington closer Sean Doolittle's delivery.
by: HARVEY VALENINTE — Daily Herald 19 May
Cubs manager Joe Maddon protested Chicago's 5-2 loss to the Nationals on Saturday night after twice coming out to complain about Washington closer Sean Doolittle's delivery. After eight solid innings by Stephen Strasburg, Doolittle pitched the ninth...
by: HARVEY VALENINTE Associated Press — Wisconsin State Journal 19 May
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon protested Chicago's 5-2 loss to the Nationals on Saturday night after twice coming out to complain about Washington closer Sean Doolittle's...
by: Simon Sharkey-Gotlieb — The Score 19 May
The Chicago Cubs finished Saturday's game against the Washington Nationals under protest following repeated complaints to the umpires regarding Nationals closer Sean Doolittle's delivery, according to Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic.Cubs manager...
Sean Doolittle Tweets
So much of pitching is disrupting timing. And as long as the strike zone is the size of a cocktail napkin and the ball is flying out of ballparks at historic rates, I think pitchers should be allowed to have a toe tap or hesitation in their delivery if they want but I’m biasedPlayer
I’ve also heard that Edwards originally got his delivery cleared during spring training, then 2 weeks later it was deemed illegal. I realize this is only affecting a few pitchers in the league, but we need clarification so this doesn’t turn into MLB’s version of the tuck rule.Player
The rule, to me, seems to exist to prevent pitchers from crow hopping down the mound to get closer to home plate. I don’t think tapping your foot, as a timing mechanism, violates that rule. And I think Edwards’ and Gearrin’s deliveries should be legal too.Player
??♂️ ok but we still need further clarification from MLB on this. Rule 5.07 says a pitcher can’t take a second step to home with either foot. I don’t really think a toe tap or hesitation violate the spirit of the rule. And it’s not being consistently applied.Cubs don’t plan to formally file the protest over Doolittle’s hesitation delivery Saturday night. Club’s feeling is point was made.Player
Today @EireannDolan graduates summa **** laude from @FordhamGRE with a masters degree in religious studies!???She worked so hard, I’m so proud of her. Sophia tried to eat her homework multiple times and she still got straight A’s! I ♥️ you E & I can’t wait to see what you do next.Player
I had so much fun hanging with some future Washington Nationals at @NWLLDC today! Thank you for having me! LET??THE??KIDS??PLAY!Player
Today I met with stadium workers at Nats Park who are members of @unitehere23. Their work at the ballpark and in the hospitality industry helps bring our game to our fans and I just wanted to say thank you for all of the hard work they put in behind the scenes. #1uPlayer
From my days at UVA to my time here in DC, Zim has had such a positive impact on my career. It was a privilege to be on hand for the 10th Annual @ziMSFoundation @anightatthepark. He & his family are doing amazing work to #fightMS - you can join them at https://t.co/AfC7b7LTE4!Player
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