“I’ve got no problem with his effort level [or] the way he hustles. It is the job of the veteran players to point out what they think when you’re not playing the game right. Pap must have felt that he wasn’t and he called him on it. It takes a guy with some guts to call a player out nowadays.”
— Nationals GM Mike Rizzo, who added that he didn’t think Bryce Harper deserved to be called out by Jonathan Papelbon before Sunday’s skirmish in the dugout.
GAME OF NUMBERS
39: Players on the Angels’ active roster after they signed veteran righthander Mat Latos for the final week of the season. Righthander Danny Reynolds is the only player on their 40-man roster not currently with the team.
1971: The last year Cincinnati was no-hit in the regular season, by Philadelphia’s Rick Wise.