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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 happen when you put him in that kind of situation.''
The score was tied, a man was on base, and Harper was hoping to do something to avert what could have become a devastating defeat for the Washington Nationals. They already blew a substantial lead Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. And as it is, the Nationals were 0-6 since the All-Star break to fall way below .500 and way behind in the NL East.
Precisely as Krol and other Nationals anticipated, Harper delivered. Right in the middle of it all from the very start to the finish, the 2012 NL Rookie of the Year hit a two-run shot over the wall ...
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"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...
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...
Latest Victim: Dylan Gee
There’s nothing better than a Bryce Harper home run on FOX Saturday afternoon baseball. Those two events converged this afternoon, when Bryce Harper took Dylan Gee out to dead center at Nats Park. The Nationals went on to win the game 4-1.
We really want to see the Nationals get hot – baseball would be a more interesting place if they would – and they...
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...
Bryce Harper was already a stud in the eyes of every baseball aficionado and starry eyed girl, but it isn’t enough. He just keeps adding more stats and making himself more likable than before. Today Harper hit his first walk off home run, and he’s not even 21. Video from MLB.com shows the 20 year old Harper creating more history for himself:
Harper is definitely living the...
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...
Left fielder Bryce Harper and shortstop Ian Desmond are out of the Nationals' lineup for at least one game.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Wednesday that Harper recently had treatment on the left knee that put him on the disabled list earlier this season, so he'll rest ''to be safe.'' Johnson is ''hopeful'' Harper will return Thursday...
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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]
The Nats are back from the All-Star Break, and Craig is back from his honeymoon. We discuss the Rick Eckstein firing and whether it was the right decision. We talk a bit about the All-Star Week, and Bryce Harper's move to the leadoff spot. The trade deadline is on the horizon, so the buyers and sellers conversation is due. Craig and I tackle the Braun suspension and performance...
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...
Bryce Harper, Ian Desmond and Denard Span all homered, powering the Washington Nationals to a 4-1 win over the New York Mets on Saturday.
Dan Haren (5-11) pitched seven innings for his first win since May 9, allowing one run and three hits.
Desmond and Span hit back-to-back homers against Dillon Gee (7-8) in the second inning and Harper followed with a two-run drive in the third...
I know, I know. It's been a long week of returning to baseball after the All-Star break. My apologies. Things should get back to normal pretty soon around here. As an apology, enjoy this Heathcliff comic strip:
Let's get to the trots!
Home Run of the Day: Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals - 19.33* seconds [video]
The first walkoff of Harper's career. It...
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...