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The following article is a guest column by DraftStreet.com, a site which offers free and cash fantasy baseball games. It is a look at some of the stars of the 2010 MLB draft, who are already making their mark in the big leagues. The 2010 amateur draft was only three years ago, but four of the top 13 picks made it to the 2013 All-Star Game. The Mets’ Matt Harvey started the game for the National League and Washington’s Bryce Harper started in center field. The White Sox’ Chris Sale was the only pitcher besides Harvey to pitch two innings. Baltimore’s Manny Machado is having a breakout season and just turned 21 on July 6. Bryce Harper, OF – Washington Nationals (first pick in 2010 draft) Harper hit 13 HR over the last two months of the 2012 season and batted .330 in September to win the NL Rookie of the Year with 22 HR, 59 RBI, 98 runs, 18 steals and a .270 BA in 139 games. He got off to a great start in 2013, hitting .344 in April with nine HR, 18 RBI and 18 runs. But Harper hit ju...
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What a difference a few hours makes.
Matt Harvey toed the rubber and allowed no earned runs in eight innings tonight, but as we’ve come to expect, the run support was not there and the Mets dropped a heartbreaker 2-1.
The game was quiet for three innings, but Josh Satin got it going in the top of the fourth when he drove a double to the opposite field. John Buck followed with...
When one major league executive, was asked to choose between the current Mets’ roster or the current Yankees’ roster, he told the Daily News:
“You have Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, and this feeling that they are building toward something. Over on the other side, there’s no Jeter, Granderson, Teixeira, Youkilis, probably no A-Rod. There’s not anyone to get excited about.”...
How does the first calendar year of Matt Harvey`s career stack up to those of other fast starters?
The Mets start to work on their back log of missing games today as they play two with the Nationals. But it would be rude if I continued and didn’t wish you a Happy Harvey Day. Therefore, Happy Harvey Day!
RHP JENRRY MEJIA
Game 1 Preview and Starting Lineup:
Juan Lagares – CF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Andrew Brown – LF
It was shaping up to be a pretty embarrassing day.
The Washington Nationals (50-54) had scored only one run over almost 18 innings of a double-header against the unimposing New York Mets (50-54), and were facing the possibility of falling to a tie for fourth place in the National League East.
But then Ryan Zimmerman saved the day.
Reminding Washington why they call him...
"It was pretty cool. I’m just happy we won the ballgame, I’m serious. I could care less about whether it went over the fence or if it was a double off the wall…I’m just very happy that we won the ballgame." (Bryce Harper, via Washington Times, 7/25/2013)
Up above, Bryce Harper's postgame interview with MASN's Julie Alexandria after his walk-off home...
Establishing himself as one of baseball's most dominant pitchers, Matt Harvey is obviously a big part of the New York Mets' future.
They once had high hopes for former top prospect Jenrry Mejia, too.
Mejia is set to make his season debut in Game 1 of Friday's day-night doubleheader against the host Washington Nationals before Harvey gets the ball in Game 2.
In the top of the 1st inning of Thursday’s getaway matinee game between the Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates at National Park, outfielder Bryce Harper, who sat out Wednesday’s game with a wonky knee, was tested early and passed with flying colors by making a fantastic catch in the gap to record the first out [...]The post Bryce Harper makes nifty diving catch to record...
Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper left the first game of Friday's double header with the New York Mets in the fifth inning with a sore left knee.
Harper landed hard on the knee after sliding to make a catch off the bat of Daniel Murphy. He made the catch and stayed in the game initially. He singled in the eighth inning but left for a pinch hitter after pulling...
For a kid who's still only 20 and had yet to hit a game-ending homer in his nascent career, Bryce Harper sure inspired a lot of confidence in his teammates as he walked to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.
''You could feel it. You could just feel it in the dugout,'' reliever Ian Krol said. ''You know something special's going to...
Bryce Harper barely remembered the end but he felt it. The details remained hazy — the ball bouncing around the red seats his raised fist as he rounded first base the mix of joy and relief that engulfed Nationals Park. All he knew was his body throbbed in the spot Ryan Zimmerman kept jabbing after his leap into a pile of waiting exuberant teammates. “He was punching me in the...
Right in the middle of it all from the very start to the end, Bryce Harper delivered the first game-ending homer of his career, a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth Thursday that lifted Washington to a 9-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates and ended the Nationals' losing streak at six.
Harper drove a hanging slider over the wall just to the left of straightaway center...
Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. On Thursday afternoon, the Washington Nationals (49-53) started the game with lucky, and ended it with good as Bryce Harper hit his first walk-off home run to give the Nationals a 9-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates (60-40).
With their first win in 11 days, the Nationals avoided a four-game sweep and ended a six-game losing streak...
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Hopefully the Nats hit true rock bottom in the top of the ninth yesterday, after Soriano and Krol blew a 7-4 lead. And then Bryce Harper hit the first walk-off homer of his career in the bottom half. Nats snap six-game skid, stand eight back. [Nats Insider]
Harper was so excited he high-fived a ghost rounding second base. [FTW]
Jordy Mercer, Josh Harrison and Gaby Sanchez collected three each hits in a losing effort. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Thursday’s sweep attempt of the Washington Nationals was one of the wildest games of the season. The Nationals (49-53) walked off winners 9-7 on Bryce Harper’s two-run homer, but that was a mere punctuation on the craziness before.
From Mike Winters’ erratic...