Someone apparently got Jayson Werth’s autograph in jail


Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth arrived to Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on Friday to begin the first of five days, all on weekends, in jail for reckless driving. Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post tweeted this picture of someone who apparently got Werth’s autograph on an inmate handbook while there.

A quick search for Werth autographs on eBay turns up similar signatures, so this appears to be legit. It’s not every day you get a baseball’s autograph in jail.

In saying “Gm 4 was sick!!”, Werth is referring to Game 4 of the 2012 NLDS against the Cardinals in which the veteran slugged a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off of Lance Lynn, ending a 13-pitch at-bat. The homer tied up the series at 2-2, but the Nationals would ultimately fall to the Cardinals 9-7 in Game 5.

Video: Nolan Arenado collects 200th career home run

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The Rockies fell 9-6 to the Orioles on Saturday, but the loss wasn’t without its bright spots. Case in point: Third baseman Nolan Arenado passed a significant career milestone on an Andrew Cashner fastball in the third inning, slugging the ball a projected 394 feet into the left field stands for his 200th career home run.

Arenado is the 34th active player to join the 200+ homer club and the first to do so since the Braves’ Freddie Freeman crossed that threshold on May 19. The three-run shot was the infielder’s 14th of the season and third since Friday, when he went deep twice against Orioles rookie John Means and reliever Shawn Armstrong. Following Saturday’s performance, he’s batting a robust .333/.377/.632 with 30 extra-base hits, 42 RBI, and a 1.009 OPS through 220 plate appearances.

He isn’t the only Rockies slugger making history, either. Arenado’s feat trailed that of Trevor Story, who clobbered an 0-2 pitch from Armstrong during the seventh inning of Friday’s 8-6 win. The two-run blast was his 100th home run in 448 career games, making him the fastest shortstop to reach the mark in MLB history.

The Rockies will vie for the series win as they round out the series on Sunday, with right-hander German Márquez scheduled to take the bump against fellow righty David Hess at 3:10 PM EDT.