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If you want a good idea of which NL Rookie has the highest Q Score, then you probably have not watched much baseball this season. Media darling Bryce Harper has absolutely owned the spotlight for much of the year as the RoY front runner. Has he lived up to the hype, or has another rookie given him a legitimate run for the award?
Bryce Harper (Nationals OF, age 19) – .248/.320/.412/.732, 18 doubles, 6 triples, 12 home runs, 37 rbi, 98 OPS+, 2.1 WAR in 104 games.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis (Mets OF, age 25) – .252/.315/.376/.691, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 7 home runs, 28 rbi, 91 OPS+, -0.1 WAR in 91 games.
Wilin Rosario (Rockies C, age 23) – .245/.292/.516/.809, 15 doubles, 20 home runs, 51 rbi, 100 OPS+, 1.1 WAR in 86 games.
Wade Miley (Diamondbacks P, age 25) – 14-8, 2.80 ERA, 151.0 IP, 154 ERA+, 1.106 WHIP, and 3.8 WAR in 25 appearances.
Zack Cozart (Reds SS, age 27) - .247/.290/.406/.696, 31 doubles, 3 triples, 14 home runs, 30 rbi, 82 OPS+, 2.1 WAR in 121 games.
Todd Frazier (Reds...
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Bryce Harper did the most Bryce Harper thing ever on Wednesday. The 19-year-old phenom seemed to bust out of his recent slump by hitting two home runs, then to top off his remarkable night, he threw a tantrum and was ejected from the game in the ninth inning.
Harper grounded into a double play and as he was going up the first base line, he reacted to being thrown out by spiking...
PHOENIX Cincinnati showed the baseball world what it thinks of Wade Miley on Tuesday night. With Gerardo Parra on third base and one out in the first inning, Reds manager Dusty Baker played his infield in, the better to choke off a run at the plate.
With 26 outs remaining.
With Johnny Cueto, his best pitcher and a top NL Cy Young candidate, on the mound. Cueto, who had not...
If you knew exactly what pitch was coming, it would probably be easier to hit. Somehow, Wade Miley is an exception.
Miley’s season has been quite a pleasant surprise for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He’s amassed 14 wins and a shiny 2.80 ERA, corroborated by a 3.09 FIP. He’s given up fewer hits than innings pitched and he’s been almost as stingy as Cliff Lee with his walks. ...
Oops! Bryce Harper slipped and fell after running through the first base bag in the sixth inning on Sunday. Davey Johnson double-switched Harper out of the game in the middle of the sixth, at which point Harper reportedly went down into the clubhouse tunnel and started smashing batting helmets or something.
Via Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Davey Johnson explains the aftermath...
Bryce Harper homered twice for the first time in his career and the first-place Washington Nationals snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Miami Marlins 8-4 Wednesday night.
Harper hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning and added a solo homer in the fifth, giving the rookie 14 this season. He had a chance for a three-homer night but grounded into a double play in the...
Bryce Harper made some noise today in Miami tonight. Harper had his first two home run game tonight, but in the 9th inning, instead of hitting his third home run of the game, Harper grounded into a double play. Which caused this.
The Huntington Post has quotes from Nationals manager Davey Johnson on Harper’s ejection.
“Bryce couldn’t control his emotions again,” Johnson...
Up above, Bryce Harper prepares to spike his batting helmet in the 9th. Here's Davey on Harper's big night last night, via Washington Times:
"A lot of good things happened with him tonight. And, like I (told him), 'I just can’t afford to lose you by you expressing your emotions that way. You just can’t do it. Come inside the runway and break a bat...
Even phenoms like Bryce Harper can have some moments that they would like to forget and the below video is one that he would probably prefer to be left on the chopping room floor.
During Sunday's Phillies/Nationals affair, Harper was trying to beat out a ground out but was eventually called out.
As Harper tried to stop his run, he lost his balance and fell right...
Despite this very helpful Know Your Meme page, I’m not entirely sure what Gangnam style is, but if it entails Bryce Harper getting humped by Derek Jeter on national television I’m all about it (via Big League Stew). The commercial:
Also, why they used Jim Thome for the O’s instead of Adam Jones is beyond me, but I’m glad Baltimore’s still in the picture.
Up above, video of both of Bryce Harper's home runs last night - his first multi-homer game as a Big Leaguer. Wait, the second one was *only* 416 feet (according to HitTracker!?
And here's video of Harper's other Big League first last night: first ejection!
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Nats snap five-game skid as Bryce Harper hits two home runs. [WaPo]
His second home run landed way up in the upper deck. [Nats Enquirer]
Harper also got ejected in the 9th for slamming his helmet. [Nats Journal]
Joe Saunders debut didn’t go well. The O’s lost 8-1. [Camden Chat]
Good stuff on how the O’s are hanging around. [Grantland, MLB Nation]
Camden turnout is poor considering...
Oh, there's Bryce Harper meeting with Dick Vitale before tonight's Nats-Marlins game in Miami. They were probably talking about the Strasburg shutdown, of course.
(Screencap via MASN/TV)
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MIAMI (AP) -- Bryce Harper homered twice for the first time in his career and the first-place Washington Nationals snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Miami Marlins 8-4 Wednesday night.
Harper hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning and added a solo homer in the fifth, giving the rookie 14 this season. He had a chance for a three-homer night but grounded into a double...
There are reports of tension mounting behind the scenes in the Nationals clubhouse, including a postgame shouting match between the manager and GM on Sunday.
Nationals 8, Marlins 4: Losing streak? What losing streak? Nats win, Braves lose, NL East lead back to 5.
Big night for Bryce Harper: 2 home runs (look where the second one landed!), a great catch, a great throw, and oh yeah, a helmet spike in the 9th inning followed by an ejection by CB Bucknor.
Drew Storen's huge 8th inning hold was a save.