Injury Bug Strikes DMV Bros | Black Jack Flaherty, Stone Garrett Sidelined

Injury Bug Strikes DMV Bros | Black Jack Flaherty, Stone Garrett Sidelined

The DMV’s MLBbros took a couple of hits to contributing starters on both sides of the Baltimore Washington Parkway Wednesday night.

After Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jack Flaherty was scratched from his scheduled start against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Washington Nationals appear to have lost right fielder Stone Garrett after apparently breaking his ankle against the New York Yankees.



Broken Ankle For Stone Garrett? 

Garrett was tracking a fly ball into right field that was ripped by DJ LeMahieu’s leadoff home run in the seventh inning.  While tracking the ball Garrett made a leaping attempt in the bottom of the seventh to keep the ball in the park.  However, Garrett crashed hard into the right field wall and jammed his left leg sending him to the warning track in excruciating pain.

“You never want to see anybody get hurt,” Nationals Davey Martinez said after Washington’s 9-1 loss to the Associated Press. “When he went down like that my heart dropped. He was out there wincing. He’s pretty hurt. Hopefully he’s ok.”

Garrett fell on his back and laid on the warning track with tears flowing for approximately six minutes in front of the stunned silence that was the Yankee Stadium crowd.



The athletic training staffs from both teams collaborated to attach an air cast and Washington teammates gathered on the warning track below where they appeared to be distraught while Garrett was helped to his feet and moved to a cart before leaving the field.


“His at-bats have been good but he’s been playing defense really well,” Nationals manager Davey Martinez said after a day where he received a contract according to the Associated Press. “It stinks for us because he is one of our everyday players out there who is having a really good year”.


Garrett was hitting .269 with nine home runs and 40 RBIs in 89 games for Washington before the injury.

Black Jack Flaherty Sidelined 

Earlier on Wednesday in Baltimore Jack Flaherty pulled himself from his scheduled start against the Toronto Blue Jays saying that his arm hadn’t recovered from his last start.

Flaherty was supposed to make his fourth start with the Orioles. He had previously allowed 10 runs over eight innings since his one-run debut in Toronto.

Baltimore is currently using a six-man rotation but even with the extra day of rest Flaherty told the pregame reporters that he was dealing with “general soreness” and his body didn’t recover from his last outing.  The Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0.

Ross Outshines Stroman As Bros Duel On The Mound in Queens

Ross Outshines Stroman As Bros Duel On The Mound in Queens

Five MLB bros were on blast Saturday afternoon when the Washington Nationals and New York Mets went toe-to-toe again at CitiBank Field in Queens.

In the second game of a massive early season, three-game series, Joe Ross met Marcus Stroman on the hill while the Nats put the entire right side of the infield in the hands of Black Knights, Josh Bell and Josh Harrison.

Ross Was Boss

Ross followed his worst start of the season against the Phillies with arguably his best.

Manager Dave Martinez pulled him after 91 pitches and an easy 6 innings of work as DC smashed New York 7-1.  The understated righty found the location that was missing in St. Louis earlier last week and put the Mets bats on ice.

It was the perfect rebound performance for Washington after Ross gave up 10 runs in 4 1/3 innings last Monday versus the Cardinals.

This was a solid all-around performance by Ross who also did his thing at the plate with an RBI single in the second inning.


That was an early blow, giving them a 2-0 lead and forcing New York into a standing eight count. His only mistake was a solo HR to Michael Conforto in the fourth. Otherwise Ross was in shutdown mode all afternoon.

Harrison and Bell ignited the Washington offense and they went for the kill early and delivered.

Harrison walked in the first and scored as Starlin Castro drove him in for a first inning lead on a day where he finished 1-for-5 at the plate.

Bell later scored when Castro lined a shot to centerfield and the floodgates were officially open, officially sinking the Mets.


Stro Had No Flow

There wasn’t too much for Stroman to smile about after losing the fight with his location and the Nationals took advantage.  They clipped him for a run in the first inning and it was downhill from there for the Mets starter, who was due for a rocky start after being lights out this season for the Mets. Entering Saturday’s start Stro Bro was 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA.

Nationals manager had Stroman’s number and stacked the lineup with lefties.



It was the most unfortunate time for Stroman considering this was the Saturday afternoon game of the week and the national TV audience caught his worst start of the year.  The durag was tight but his game wasn’t as he lasted just 4 innings trailing 5-0 after yielding 8 hits and 5 runs.