UPDATES & NEWS
Michael Pineda threw a 30 pitch simulated game Thursday, facing no hitters. He will progress to throwing three innings or 45 pitches against hitters in five days.
Hard to tell when Pineda is actually going to come back. Simulated games and bullpen sessions will last until the team feels that they can not only increase his pitch count but that he's built up enough strength and stamina to go the long haul. Mid to late August seems like a good target date.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Kris Humphries (groin) will not play Saturday night.
Humphries was injured on Wednesday, keeping him out of Friday's game. He'll also miss Saturday's game and his availability for the Wizards' next game, on Tuesday, is in doubt. Kevin Seraphin will be the main beneficiary of Humphries absence, but he's still not worth a look in fantasy league, Analysis: Ben Diamond