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(Dan Haren's hair was trying to be like Bryce Harper's in his postgame interview Thursday night. Screencap via MASN/TV)
Nationals 3, Braves 1: Split! Another solid start from Dan Haren; and suddenly the guy Mike Rizzo thought he was getting has arrived.
Dan's problem? Trying to throw gas like Strasburg, Gio, and J-Zimm:
"That was the problem. I was trying to be too much like them. I was overthrowing a little bit. I had a little bit of velocity back with my fastball. I'm not gonna care about velocity anymore. I'm sick of that.It just gives me problems. I'm just gonna be myself out there. Whether its 88 or 85 I don't really care. I know I can get people out." (Dan Haren, via MASN/postgame interview, 5/2/2013)
Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper back in lineup; Werth pulled early with a tight hammy.
Back to .500. Onward to Pittsburgh.
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The Nationals finally saw exactly what they hoped to see from Dan Haren when he signed the one-year/$13 million deal this past offseason. His outing against Atlanta, in what he admitted after the game felt like a must-win contest, was absolutely stellar. The Nats beat the Braves 3-1 as they moved back above the .500 mark and within 2.5 games of the division-leading Braves, which...
After a horrible start to the season where he put up an 8.10 ERA in his first three starts, it seems like Dan Haren is finally settling down. Haren dominated a tough Braves lineup last night to the tune of 8 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 4 K/1 BB, and after three solid starts his ERA is now “down” to 5.01. Is the Haren of old back or is his recent success just a fluke?Through his career, Haren...
Dan Haren pitched eight sharp innings, Denard Span hit a two-run double and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 Thursday night.
The Nationals, who snapped a nine-game losing streak to Atlanta on Wednesday, allowed their NL East rivals to get only three runners in scoring position over two nights.
Haren (3-3) won his second consecutive start, giving up four hits...
So Bryce Harper left last night's game in the sixth inning, causing quite a scare. In the video above, Harper and Davey Johnson discuss the injury. Good news: it's not his oblique. Bad news: it's a bad bruise. Bad enough to sit him in tonight's series finale?
(Screencap via MASN/MLB.com)
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Contrary to popular belief there are two 20 year old studs playing in the DMV. I will start this article off by saying this is not a compare and contrast between Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. Harper is a stone cold stud and what he is doing to live up to expectations none of us know anything about is pretty incredible. Harper is the best player on his team at 20 years old. That...
Washington Nationals outfielder and reigning NL Rookie of the Year Bryce Harper has given Washington fans a scare after leaving last night's 2-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves, with what apparently looked like an oblique injury, but in fact was a result of a play Harper tried to make on Tuesday night, says James Wagner of the Washington Post.
Harper seemed to have hurt...
Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper was in the lineup Thursday night against Atlanta after X-rays on his left shoulder were negative.
Harper winced on a check swing in the sixth inning of Washington's 2-0 victory on Wednesday and soon left the game.
Harper said he was diagnosed with a bruise under his left shoulder blade. Washington manager Davey Johnson said Harper...
The swelling in Bryce Harper's left knee isn't getting any better, so the Washington outfielder will see a specialist next week and won't be coming off the disabled list when he is eligible.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Thursday that Harper visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday for a second opinion on the knee that has been troublesome ever since the 20-year-old...
Some Washington Nationals fans want to see "The Wave" abolished, but star outfielder Bryce Harper says not so fast.
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Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson has only three home runs in his career, and his most recent big fly may not have made its way into the stands without a little help from Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper.
During the bottom of the fifth inning on Tuesday night, the 37-year-old Hudson proved that he still has the strength to send a ball...
That would be Bryce Harper vs. Bob Gibson, as imagined by For The Win. Harper loses the battle, but FTW thinks he’d win the war. Click through for the full commentary, and check out Yu Darvish vs. Babe Ruth and Albert Pujols vs. Nolan Ryan too. I love the Internet so much.
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Following a series split with the Atlanta Braves to stay within two and a half games of Atlanta in the NL East, the Washington Nationals turn their focus to a new month with the first 29 games of their season behind them. With Bryce Harper returning to the lineup just one day after leaving early with an injury to his left side, the Nationals...
On night of film debut, Bryce Harper flub gives Tim Hudson a HR. [FTW]
Bryce’s HR giveaway didn’t matter; Nats drilled 8-1 by Braves. [NI]
Don’t worry, Boz says everything is fine, including Strasburg’s arm. [WP]
On a very bad night in Atlanta, at least Gio made this diving catch. [NE]
Nats Park embroiled in a serious battle over the Wave. [For, Against]
Orioles rebound from...
The Nationals have had a rough go of it against the Braves going back to September last season. Until Wednesday, the Nats had lost their last eight against their rivals, but the Nats new stopper, Jordan Zimmermann, was on the mound to take care of business in a 3-2 victory that allowed them to return to the .500 mark at 14-14.
Jordan Zimmermann has quickly emerged as the Nationals...