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(Michael Morse attempted to dump a small bottle of water on Ian Desmond's head after Desi's walk-off homer Wednesday night. Screengrabs via MASN/TV.)
Nationals 5, D-backs 4: Bullpen rally caps worked. Here's where we promise not to forget mentioning Ian Desmond's walk-off home run (video here) while obsessing over all the **** Bryce Harper did.
First time getting picked off 1st base? Check. 3-4 night, 2 doubles? Near-miss 1st HR? Check. A rocket double to start the 9th? Check. Accidental barehanded catch of routine fly ball while falling down? Check. Saving a run on a potential sac fly just because his arm is so scary? Check.
Oh yeah, Nats break 5-game losing streak on a walk-off HR by...help us out here, we're drawing a blank.
Meanwhile, Morse reiterated to the media that he expects to be back in time to DH in June. By then, he should be able to lift a Gatorade bucket again, right? For now, more Morse and his water bottle:
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“He’s got a cannon.” (Ian Desmond, via Washington Post, 5/2/2012)
Correction: laser cannon!
So what if Bryce Harper's home debut for the Nationals didn't nearly live up to Stephen Strasburg's home debut? Harper may have gone 0-3 with a K, but he still provided a momentary thrill to the (half-full/half-empty) Nationals Park crowd with an absurd throw...
(Adam LaRoche has been one of the few bright spots for the Nationals thus far. Now he's got oblique soreness. Screengrab via MASN/TV.)
And so, Adam LaRoche was a late scratch from Thursday night's Nationals lineup because of right oblique soreness. Let's let Washington Post's Adam Kilgore explain what this might mean:
If LaRoche has only soreness in his...
Arizona was within one out of its fourth straight win before J.J. Putz blew his second save of the season.
Leading 4-3 in the ninth inning Wednesday night, Putz got two outs after Bryce Harper's leadoff double. The Diamondbacks closer then gave up a game-ending homer to Ian Desmond that gave the Nationals a 5-4 win.
"It won't be the last time it happens to us this...
In the latest edition of "look what Bryce Harper did last night", Harper's sixth inning RBI double made a winner out of Ross Detwiler and the Nats last night (video here). Ho hum. Up above, Harper's postgame interview (video via CSNWashington.com).
"I’m going to try to come up as clutch as I can in those situations. I love...
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...
"It's nice not hearing boos and whatnot." (Bryce Harper, via CSN Washington.com video, 5/1/2012)
D-backs 5, Nationals 1: Well, at least they scored a run. But Bryce might want to head back down to the Mall and recruit some of his softball buddies for offensive help?
(Screengrab via CSN Washington video)
Befriend the Nats...
19-year old phenom Bryce Harper is feeling mighty comfortable is is new Washington Nationals gear these days. Since being selected with the first pick of the 2010 MLB Draft, we all knew that Harper was going to be in the big leagues in a hurry, but the start that he’s put together in his first 5 games has been amazing. He’s currently batting .375 with 0 HR’s and 3 RBI and has...
After his interesting debut in Los Angeles, Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper had a day off and decided to play some softball with some random folks in D.C.
The game broke out near the Washington Monument and here is one of Bryce's at-bats:
(Courtesy of Deadspin)
The Washington Nationals needed every single out they had to end their five-game losing streak last night. It wasn’t pretty to watch, but they finally scraped one out to get back in the win column. The Nats will look to make it two in a row tonight in the rubber match against Arizona, but they will be going up against a right-hander that was one of the best pitchers in the National...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Arizona at Washington, 19:05 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
4. Crowdsourcing Broadcasters: Atlanta Radio
Featured Game: Arizona at Washington, 19:05 ET
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Not wanting to jinx anything, but for once it's a great time to be a DC Sports fan. The Skins had a good, albeit baffling draft. DC United is doing their thing. The Caps are showing the grit and no quit attitude fans have clamored about for years. And the Washington Nationals are tearing it up on the field, despite a rough weekend series against the Dodgers.
Capping off the...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Trevor Cahill took a four-hit shutout into the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Washington 5-1 Tuesday night to stretch the Nationals' losing streak to five games.
Teenager Bryce Harper went 0 for 3 in his home debut for the Nationals. Harper, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft, is 2 for 9 since being recalled from the minors on Saturday.
The Washington Nationals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 last night to ensure their seventh series win of the year. Despite a five game losing streak occuring in their last seven games, the team has still only lost one series all season, and that was to the first place Los Angeles Dodgers. They remain 1.5 games ahead of the Atlanta Braves for first place in the National League...
This series with the Phillies has been marked with a bullet on the calendar of Nationals fans since February. The Nationals wanted to pack Nationals Park with their own fans, and not Phillies fans, during this series. We'll see how good they did this weekend, as the first place Nationals host the fourth place Phillies in Washington's first real divisional test this year....