Can you believe he did this twice?

By Dan Gartland
September 19, 2018

Can you believe he did this twice?

Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg pulled off something last night that I would usually say you’ve never seen before. His second-inning fastball ran inside on Marlins batter Brian Anderson, hitting Anderson in the elbow. Then it hit catcher Matt Wieters in the shoulder. Then it bounced off Wieters and caught umpire Brian Knight in the mask. 

Surely that kind of magic bullet can only be fired once, right? No, this is the second time in the span of a week that Strasburg has done this very thing. In his start last Wednesday against the Phillies, Strasburg plunked Jorge Alfaro, Wieters and ump Hunter Wendelstedt all with one miracle of physics. 

I guess that’s just the kind of bad luck the Nats are having this season. When Strasburg hits somebody, he runs the risk of injuring multiple people.

Look at what’s coming to NHL 19

The latest installment of the NHL video game will feature a 1-on-1-on-1 mode that should be really fun if you’re good at deking (I am not). I always appreciate when sports video games add features to the new editions that make them more than just a roster update. 

Bits & Pieces

Former NBA player Matt Barnes says he smoked weed after every shootaround. ... Giant bales of marijuana are washing up on Florida beaches and people are stupid enough to walk away with them thinking they won’t get arrested. ... A 45-year-old man was arrested for threatening an 11-year-old boy after losing to him in Fortnite. ... Tyler, the Creator is doing the music for the remake of The Grinch. ... An Orioles rookie got a Little League home run for his first MLB hit

For when you want to watch a game but you also want to miss half of the action because you’re dry-heaving

Lightning star Alex Killorn with an homage to his fellow Harvard man

Prince Amukamara does his homework

Rich people are space aliens

It must be weird to have your own dad featured in a video game

The worst part is she doesn’t realize they’re on TV

Rejected!

That’s not where you want to see a boat

Gourmet Twizzlers

A good song

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