“My philosophy is don’t talk about it, be about it,” Washington, 42, told the Daily News. “People always talk about they’re going to do this and they’re going to do that. I’m going to be about getting results. I want people when they see me to say, ‘This is Detective Washington. He is going to take care of the situation that I want taken care of.’”
The makeup date was not announced at the time of Saturday’s postponement. The series between the NL East rivals is scheduled to conclude Sunday. That game is to start 1:35 p.m., though rain is forecast.
The Braves, battling Philadelphia for the division lead, beat Washington 8-5 on Friday. Washington fell to 48-49 with the loss and has dropped three of four games.
Devers hurt his shoulder in Seattle in late June and appeared to aggravate the injury sliding into home on July 4 in Washington. Perhaps because of the injury, he slumped in July, hitting .138 (4-for-29). Overall, he’s at .241 with 14 homers, 48 RBI a .715 OPS. The 21-year-old leads MLB with 19 errors.
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He’ll likely return to the starting lineup tonight in Detroit.
In other injury news, left-hander Drew Pomeranz will return to the rotation Tuesday night in Baltimore. Pomeranz, coming back from biceps tendinitis, had a strong rehab outing for Pawtucket on Thursday – a six-inning start in which he allowed one run, one hit, struck out five and walked two.
“We’re very happy with the way he pitched,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters in Detroit on Friday after Pomeranz threw in the bullpen at Comerica Park. “It’s not about the result. The line was great, obviously. But he was able to command his fastball [and] his breaking ball felt normal.”
Pomeranz was 1-3 with a 6.81 ERA before going on the DL. With left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez expected to miss a significant amount of time with a severe ankle sprain, Pomeranz will now take over that spot in the rotation.
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Reyes’ confession, coupled with DNA evidence, got the Central Park 5’s prison sentences vacated in 2002. The Central Park 5, who are Kharey Wise, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana, were all between 14- and 16-years-old at the time of their arrests and served between seven and 13 years in prison for the attack.