The Nationals just released a statement regarding Stan Kasten’s resignation. In it, Ted Lerner, the team’s owner, says the Nationals “will continue to call upon Stan Kasten . . .”
I know the team is in trouble without Kasten, but given that they don’t even know what the term “resignation” means, they may be in more trouble than I even realized.
Cardinals starter Michael Wacha suffered a strained left oblique muscle during his start this afternoon against the Phillies, causing him to leave in the fourth inning.
Wacha is 8-2 with a 3.20 ERA and a 71/36 K/BB ratio in 84.1 innings across 15 starts this season with St. Louis. To the extent he has to miss some time — and obliques invariably send starters to the disabled list — potential fill-in candidates include John Gant, Daniel Poncedeleon and Dakota Hudson.