Nats suffer two sweeps, Strasburg sets record, United wins, Jamal Brown joins Skins, Haynesworth snubs mini campWednesday, June 23rd, 2010
Not a very good week for the Nationals as they got swept twice–by the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park and by the Chicago White Sox at Nats Park this past weekend. Even with the 2-1 lost, Stephen Strasburg pitched a no-decision on Saturday with seven strong innings. He pitched 10 strikeouts and no walks in front of another sell-out crowd at Nats Park. Strasburg now holds the MLB record for most strikeouts in his first three major league starts. This season at Nats Park, he has 24 strikeouts and no walks. His next outing comes Wednesday vs. the Kansas City Royals with a 4:35 first pitch at Nats Park.
DC United played a friendly match at RFK on Saturday against the El Salvador national team. United beat them 1-0 as Adam Christman scored a goal in the 51st minute. United’s next match will be played away with the Columbus Crew at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
Some Redskins news as the team made a trade to get offensive linemen Jamal Brown from the New Orleans Saints for a 2011 draft pick. Jamal Brown was selected for the Pro Bowl in 2006 and 2008. Also, Albert Haynesworth did not show up at mandatory mini camps this past week. He issued a statement June 23, 2010, that mentions the main training camp opening next month, “Despite my current differences with the Redskins, I have always planned to attend training camp and honor my contract. As I have previously said, I am continuing to prepare for the season individually and will report on time, in shape and ready to play football. Any issues I have with the club I will discuss privately and therefore do not plan to make any further public comments about this matter.”