Recapping the events of April 10:
Braves starter Jair Jurrjens will start for AAA Gwinnett on Monday in a rehab appearance. If all goes well, he is slated to make his season debut for the Braves on Saturday.
Mets reliever and former Braves reliever Blaine Boyer was designated for assignment by New York (link). It looks like his 57 innings in Arizona last year may be the most he will have as a major leaguer from here on.
Mets starter R.A. Dickey is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday against the Rockies (link). Dickey suffered a cracked fingernail in his previous start.
In the same link, Mets outfielder Jason Bay took his first cuts in the batting cage Sunday. Bay is on the disabled list for an intercostal strain. A likely return could be the end of the month. The Mets also placed catcher Ronny Paulino on the 15-day disabled list with anemia.
Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez is targeting a Tuesday return, but it is not guaranteed (link). Ramirez suffered a leg contusion Friday on a takeout slide at second base.
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is hoping to return Tuesday (link). Zimmerman suffered an abdominal strain Saturday while sliding into a base.
Nationals 7, Mets 3 (11 Innings)
(WAS) Jason Marquis: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 9 K
(WAS) Ivan Rodriguez: 2-4, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI
(NYM) Chris Young: 7 IP, H, ER, 2 BB, 5 K
- Both teams moved to 4-5 on the season. Chris Young actually allowed just one hit in seven innings, but it led to a run due to manufacturing by the Nationals in the second. The bullpen failed behind him as D.J. Carrasco allowed two runs and Blaine Boyer allowed four.
- Laynce Nix hit a three-run home run off Boyer in the 11th for the winning runs.
Astros 7, Marlins 1
(FLA) Anibal Sanchez: 4.2 IP, 13 H, 6 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
(HOU) J.A. Happ: 7.2 IP, 4 H, ER, 4 BB, 5 K
- The Marlins moved to 5-4 on the season. Anibal Sanchez was rocked for six runs in less than five full innings. Of the 13 hits, five were for extra bases.
- Aside from the 7.2 solid innings by J.A. Happ, he also went 2-3 with a double and two RBI.