|Former Gator Jacob Young Talks Recent Move to MLB - ESPN 98.1 FM. Former Gators baseball outfielder Jacob Young was drafted by the Washington Nationals in 2021 and was called up to the majors in August. Young discussed his experiences in the MLB so far on Sports Scene. The news about Young's promotion to the majors came after he just finished playing in Rochester. “Well, it only means two things, you're either going up or you're going down,” Young said.
|Braves tie season record with 307 homers, going deep 3 times in 10-9 loss to Nationals. The Atlanta Braves homered three times to tie the major league season record of 307 but lost their regular-season finale 10-9 to the Washington Nationals on Sunday as Jacob Young drove in two runs with a go-ahead single in the ninth. Marcell Ozuna homered twice, reaching 40 with a ninth-inning drive off Kyle Finnegan in the ninth. Atlanta matched the season record set by the 2019 Minnesota Twins’ record.
|Jacob Young sees how far he has come before Nats split doubleheader. The Nationals honored their top minor leaguers ahead of Sunday’s final home date, and Jacob Young was lauded again, even though he’s now in the big leagues.
|Jackson Rutledge, Nats open twin bill with win over Braves. Jacob Young drove in two runs and Jackson Rutledge earned his first career victory as the Washington Nationals defeated the visiting Atlanta Braves 3-2 in the opening game of a doubleheader Sunday afternoon. The second game of the day-night twin bill was still to come to make up for Saturday's weather-related postponement. Rutledge (1-1) gave up one run and three hits in five innings of his third major league start. Young stretched the lead to 3-1 with a six-inning double.
|Nationals rally late to beat Mets 3-2. Jacob Young's 11th major league game ended with his Washington Nationals teammates mobbing him after he rounded first base, ripping his jersey and pouring a bucket of icy Gatorade onto his head. Young grounded a game-ending single through a drawn-in infield, and the Nationals rallied past the New York Mets 3-2 on Wednesday night to end a six-game skid. “Right when I hit it, I kind of saw where I hit it, and it was a good spot,” Young said. Carter Kieboom opened the ninth with a four-pitch walk against Phil Bickford (4-5), who then hit Jake Alu with an 0-2 pitch.