Why was Matt Williams selected from among the pool of Nationals managerial candidates? Because Mike Rizzo has been close to the ex-third baseman for years.
Meet Matt Williams, the man reported to be the new Nationals manager and a star MLB third baseman for 17 years.
The Nationals plan to hire Matt Williams as their new manager, selecting the Diamondbacks coach from a pool of at least five candidates who interviewed to succeed Davey Johnson.
Wacha beat John Lackey in a matchup of present and past rookie sensations, and this time it was the Cardinals' turn to take advantage of sloppy fielding as St. Louis topped the Boston Red Sox 4-2 Thursday night to even the Series at a game apiece.