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Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer Have Heated Exchange In Dugout

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg didn’t have the kind of return he was hoping for during his first start in six weeks, allowing 6 runs on 8 hits over 4 2/3 innings, but it was an incident off the mound that has people talking.

After being yanked with two outs in the fifth, Strasburg headed back to the dugout and was greeted by teammate Max Scherzer who patted him on the shoulder and the two engaged in a discussion.

That conversation seemed to escalate quickly and then Strasburg abruptly got up and walked briskly to the tunnel, with Scherzer following.

“It’s part of family, man. You got to be in the family,” Strasburg said about the incident after the game. Asked whether he and Scherzer had talked again since the incident, Strasburg said: “You’ve got to be in the family. You’re not.”

Scherzer had a discussion with rookie manager Davey Martinez prior to meeting with the media.

“We had a really good conversation, I’ll just say that,” Martinez said. “It was addressed. Look, they’re very competitive. Everybody is. I’m glad we talked. It’s over. Let’s move forward. These guys are professionals. We’re good. I’m good that we had the conversation. This stuff happens. I’ve been on teams where guys wanted to choke each other. It’s a long season. They get it. They understand. We talk about it. I don’t want to lose sleep about it. It was a really good conversation. I’ll just leave it at that. Things are good.”

dropped to 6-7 on the season with a 3.90 ERA on the season.

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Brewers Discussing Trade for Will Smith

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The Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants have been in talks regarding a trade that would send left hander Will Smith back the Brewers, according to The Athletic’s Robert Murray.

Per the report, the Giants are interested in second base prospect Mauricio Dubon.

Smith has had a solid season in 2019, pitching to an impressive 2.17 ERA.

No deal is close as of this writing.

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Mets To Place Zack Wheeler On Injured List

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The New York Mets will place right hander Zack Wheeler on the injured list due to shoulder fatigue, according to Newsday’s Tim Healey.

In a corresponding move, the Mets will have left-hander Steven Matz start in place of Wheeler for tomorrow’s game.

Wheeler has been heavily linked in trade rumors, so it is unclear just how much this injury will impact his value on the trade market.

It is unclear just how long Wheeler will be out.

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Mets Shopping Noah Syndergaard

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The New York Mets will likely be big sellers at the deadline and it appears that they are shopping starter Noah Syndergaard.

According to Newsday’s Tim Healey, the Mets have discussed Syndergaard with around six teams, adding that there’s “minimal urgency” on the Mets’ part to trade Syndergaard.

Per the report, the Mets would need to be “wowed” in order to move Syndergaard.

Syndergaard, 26, isn’t having the kind of season he is accustomed to, pitching to the tune of a 4.68 ERA, and is posting other career-low numbers.

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