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The Washington Nationals announced just moments ago that they will be placing Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list, and that they will be recalling mega-prospect Bryce Harper to make his Major League debut this Saturday in Dodger Stadium.
BREAKING: #Nationals will place Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-Day DL Saturday and recall OF Bryce Harper
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) April 27, 2012
I've never seen a tweet that has so much good and bad news packed into 140 characters.
Zimmerman's DL trip, however, is not a huge surprise. His shoulder has been bothering him and after he was sent to see a specialist this week, a lot of people saw this coming. His bat is desperately needed, but the time to rest will do him well.
The big news, of course, is that Harper will make his Major League debut at just the age of 19. This has been a moment that has been anticipated by all Nats fans since the team drafted him No. 1 overall in 2010, but it is also one that has come faster than most would have imagined. He has not had a ton of experience in the minor leagues, and this promotion likely isn't permanent. The bottom line though, is that we've had a great taste of winning the past month, now we're going to get a taste of how much better it's going to get in the years to come.
In 20 games at Triple-A this season Harper hasn't dazzled. He has hit .250/.333/.375 with one home run and three RBI, but has come on strong as of late and there are few who have seen him play that think he can't get it done at the next level.
So if you had any Saturday plans, make sure to clear them up. Things just got a lot more interesting.
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I’m happy with what I saw of Bryce Harper’s big league debut. The only at-bat I missed last night was his first MLB hit, a rocket double off the base of the wall that would have been out of most parks. But I saw all I needed to see.
The hustle, the look, the grey bat. The incredible bat speed. The rifleman throw...
Washington Nationals rookie Bryce Harper hammered a double for his first hit in the Major Leagues yesterday. Note the difference in the videos here & here.
Dark Shadows indeed.
Every time you...
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In his first day game as a Major Leaguer, Bryce Harper went with the "tons of eyeblack" look. Still nothing not like the old Ultimate Warrior/warpaint days, but he's laying it on pretty thick.
(Screen cap via MASN/TV)
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Matt Kemp homered leading off the 10th inning, spoiling Bryce Harper's major league debut and lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.
Harper hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth and Wilson Ramos added a run-scoring single before Washington's bullpen wasted a 3-1 lead in the bottom half.
The Washington Nationals have played all season without cleanup hitter Michael Morse. Now their No. 3 hitter, Ryan Zimmerman, might join Morse on the disabled list. Zimmerman is scheduled to have his sore right shoulder examined Friday in Los Angeles by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, and he probably will receive an injection. Depending upon ElAttrache's verdict, the Nationals could put...
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Coming into last night’s game at Dodger Stadium much of the attention was on 19 year-old phenom Bryce Harper, who was making his debut for the Washington Nationals in MLB’s most hyped entrance since Stephen Strasburg came onto the scene June 8, 2010. Harper’s first major league hit came on a double to [...]
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