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The Washington Nationals' starting rotation is among the best in baseball, but not even the addition of phenom Bryce Harper has been able to spark their sputtering offense.
Harper will make his home debut as the Nationals look to avoid a fifth consecutive loss Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Washington's starters lead the majors with a stellar 1.78 ERA while holding opponents to a .186 average. Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs and three hits in six innings Sunday, but didn't get any support in a 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers - the team's fourth straight defeat.
The Nationals (14-8) rank near the bottom of the league in providing 3.23 runs per nine innings for their starting pitchers, and they've totaled six runs during their skid.
The 19-year-old Harper has gone 1 for 3 in each of his first two major league games, driving in a run in Saturday's 4-3, 10-inning loss.
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Bryce Harper's first day in the major leagues came with all the hype one would expect for the player dubbed ''Baseball's Chosen One'' when he was only 16 years old.
Talking to a large crowd of reporters in the visitor's dugout at Dodger Stadium before the Washington Nationals played the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night, Harper expressed how excited...
There has been much talk about Bryce Harper and his MLB debut this year. On Saturday night he did not disappoint his supporters and doubled and had a sacrifice fly in his Major League debut for Washington. Unfortunately some of the thunder was stolen by two other entities. The first is Matt Kemp who hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning as the Dodgers rallied late for the win...
Guest blogger Mathew Brown returns to recap Bryce Harper’s arrival.
Bryce Harper made his Major League debut over the weekend. He collected two hits, one RBI, a walk, a sac fly and a K. He also made two memorable defensive plays. He was even better than I could have hoped for. In case you missed the action, here are three strikes for each of the games.
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Nationals third base coach Bo Porter walked off the mound, dripping with sweat, beaming.
He had just thrown batting practice to Bryce Harper.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson stood in foul territory as Porter approached, nodding and smiling. He, too, experiences joy watching Harper take BP.
"The beauty of him is that he hits the ball hard to all fields," Johnson says...
While Joe was up in the press box last night for Bryce Harper’s home debut, I grabbed a couple of buddies and went to the game so I could experience the historic moment among the fans. Here are my overall thoughts from the game:
Crowd: When I heard that Harper would be called up, I immediately jumped on Stub Hub to grab tickets before the price skyrocketed. I had attended Stephen...
At what point does MLB come up with some stupid idea like barbed wire fence around their fields to prevent drunks from going over the 4 1/2 foot walls to run around an outfield. Electric fences? Cattle prod force field that knows fans from players because of a chip implanted in your shoulder before entry to MLB games? Just another weekend in baseball.
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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.
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Bryce Harper has captured everyone's attention as baseball's consensus No. 1 prospect, displaying immense power and potential to go along with a polarizing personality. Harper got his first taste of big league action for the Nationals on Saturday at just 19 years old. There's been plenty of speculation as to when Harper would finally get a call-up, and the Nats decided...
Mike Trout has made his season debut and Bryce Harper will soon make his big league debut. It is probably too much to handle at once, but we don't have much choice. Let's look at the decision making that went into both and whether or not they will be here to stay.Trout hit leadoff today. The Angels as a team had a .195 average and .250 OBP out of their leadoff hitter up until...
The Washington Nationals not only got to see at-bats from Bryce Harper this weekend at the major league-level in Los Angeles, but highly touted first base prospect Tyler Moore got the call up on Sunday when Mark DeRosa was sent to the 15-day DL for an oblique strain. It made for an incredibly young line up for the Nats, and yet another game with virtually no offensive production...
Going into Saturday's game, eyes around baseball were focued on two players: Bryce Harper of the Nationals, and Mike Trout of the Angels. This was Harper's first action in the show, but Trout had received a brief callup last year for the Angels. Their expectations were not necessarily met. Playing left field and batting seventh, Harper went 1/3 with a double and a sac fly...