Troy Tulowitzki exited Saturday's game with what the Rockies called a "cramp" in his quadriceps, but now the star shortstop is out of the lineup tonight for the third consecutive game and it's clear the injury is more serious.
Four-star guard and Maryland target Nickeil Alexander-Walker has committed to Virginia Tech, he announced via Instagram on Thursday evening.
Walker-Alexander, who is listed at 6-5, 175 pounds, is rated as the No. 91 overall player in the class of 2017, according to Rivals.com. He is a native of Canada who plays for Hamilton Heights Christian (Tenn.) and Under Armour-affiliated Canada Elite AAU.
So far this AAU season, he is averaging 15.1 points and 2.5 assists per game while ranking in the Top 15 on the Under Armour circuit with 15 made threes. He recently visited both Maryland and Virginia Tech.
Maryland does not yet have a verbal commitment in the class of 2017.
Watch his highlights below.
Nationals (19-8) at Cubs (20-6)
After a successful road trip the Missouri whichs aw the Nationals best the reigning world champion Royals and the always dangerous Cardinals, they must do battle with MLB's best team: The Chicago Cubs.
The Nationals and Cubs are both considered top contenders to win the 2016 World Series, and while that is still months away, their first encounter will provide a small sampling of how the two teams stack up.
On top of that, Ben Revere, who suffered an oblique strain in the first week of the season, is expected to make his return to the roster in Chicago.
First pitch: 8:05 p.m.
Radio: 106.7 The Fan, XM 869
Starting pitchers: Nats - Joe Ross vs. Cubs - Kyle Hendricks
CF Michael Taylor
3B Anthony Rendon
RF Bryce Harper
1B Ryan Zimmerman
2B Daniel Murphy
LF Jayson Werth
C Wilson Ramos
SS Danny Espinosa
RHP Joe Ross
CF Dexter Fowler
3B Tommy La Stella
RF Kris Bryant
1B Anthony Rizzo
2B Ben Zobrist
LF Ryan Kalish
SS Addison Russell
C Tom, Federowicz
RHP Kyle Hendricks
BALTIMORE – Adam Jones has had a rocky first month. He entered Thursday night’s game with a .207 average with just one home run and seven runs batted in.
After grounding out to third in the first inning, Jones is just 1 for his last 12.
“Adam is, I wouldn’t say frustrated. Adam wants to contribute in every phase of the game,” manager Buck Showalter said.
“In my list of things that I’m concerned with, I think he’s going to do what Adam’s done for us many years, and I’ve got a long memory.”
Joey Rickard didn’t start the game because Hyun Soo Kim started instead. Showalter likes Rickard’s patience, selectivity and most of all, his attitude.
“He’s living the American Dream,” Showalter said.