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It doesn’t have to be fast, as long as it gets the job done.
Jayson Werth found that out the hard way Wednesday night, when a pitch from Cubs reliever Carlos Villanueva that looked like it belonged in the Little League World Series left the Nationals outfielder frozen to the ground.
After firing in a 90-mph fastball for strike one, Villanueva dialed the speed way down for his second offering, a curveball that clocked in at just 57 mph. Werth could do nothing but stare at the floater, remaining in the batter’s box for a solid five seconds with a befuddled expression on his face.
CBS Sports’ Eye on Baseball blog called Werth’s reaction an “existential crisis” — an evaluation that the outfielder did not disagree with.
“I had to Google ‘existential crisis,’” he joked to The Washington Post on Thursday. “It was an existential crisis. It really was. I was just getting myself standing back upright. Took me a second. Had to reboot the system after that one.
“All I know is that I’ve never s
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And so, Jayson Werth continued his ******* crazy August last night, blasting a 3-run HR Wednesday night at Wrigley. And then there was Werth's fantastic reaction to a ******* crazy 57-MPH strike by Carlos Villanueva (Vine by @recordsANDradio above).
Werth in August, via Dan Kolko shortly after his HR:
Check out these insane numbers put up by Jayson Werth in August: .459...
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Washington will receive a player or cash considerations in the deal announced on Friday.
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The Tampa Bay Rays acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Washington Nationals, two days after claiming him on revocable trade waivers.
The Nats, who acquired DeJesus on Monday after claiming him on waivers from the Cubs, will escape the approximately $2.5 million left on his contract, according to major-league sources.
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