Clayton Kershaw was dominate in his return to the mound Tuesday as he pitched seven scoreless innings striking out nine in the win over the Nats.
Kershaw picked up where he left off and has now allowed just one run in 13.2 innings pitched this season having earned the victory in each of his two starts with 16 strikeouts to just one walk. Kershaw's next start will come on Sunday at home versus the red hot Giants.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Joffrey Lauvergne practiced in full Thursday.
Lauvergne has missed the last 12 games due to a back injury but was back practicing in full on Thursday. It's a great sign for the second year pro who played well when he was healthy. He started the three games he played so we will wait and see if that's what Denver has in store for him when he returns to the lineup. Analysis: James Grande
Johnny Manziel was demoted because he lied about were he was.
When video surfaced of Manziel out partying, you just knew that head coach Mike Pettine had enough of this far-too scrutinized situation. Manziel has been a veritable nightmare for the coaches and continues to show a complete lack of maturity. Josh McCown will get the start in Week 12 and, barring injury, is likely the full-time starter moving forward. Analysis: Howard Bender