Found March 08, 2013 on
In other vital Washington Nationals spring training news, Bryce Harper has been working on a 2,000 piece puzzle "for days" and seems to be getting fed up:
(Photo by @BHarper3407)
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During Thursday's Nats-Astros game, Bryce Harper attempted to throw out Brandon Laird at first base from left field after Laird singled and made a wide turn around first:
"I was like, ‘Dang, we got a chance to get him." (Tyler Moore on Harper's throw, via Washington Post, 3/7/2013)
Unfortunately the ball got away...
This may be the most Bryce Harper thing ever.
Sure it’s only spring training, and the chances that the Nationals phenom would try a throw like this during the regular season is less than 5% (OK, maybe 10%), but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. Astros 3rd baseman Brandon Laird almost learned the hard way that if you take a big turn rounding first after a single, Bryce...
It’s not just that Bryce Harper is a never-before-seen talent, it’s that he plays the game like no one I’ve ever seen. Case in point, this throw, where he tries to pick a runner off of first base from left field:
WaPo has context and USAT Sports has fun with GIFs, but that’s just an awesome play. Almost got him, too.
Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman hit consecutive home runs and the Washington Nationals defeated a Miami Marlins split squad 8-7 on Saturday.
Harper connected in the fifth inning for his second homer this spring. He is batting .462 in exhibition play.
Zimmerman followed with his first home run, tagging reliever Brad Hand.
Zach Walters hit his second spring homer in the eighth for...
'YEAH, THAT SLIPPED'
After Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg hit Chase Utley with a pitch on Wednesday, Phillies ace Roy Halladay appeared to retaliate by throwing behind Tyler Moore.
Jordan Zimmermann was hit hard, allowing eight runs and nine hits in three innings Friday during the Washington Nationals' 16-10 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Zimmermann has given up 13 runs and 16 hits over nine innings in three spring training starts.
Matt Carpenter was 4 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI for St. Louis, which had 17 hits. Rob Johnson had two doubles and...
Gio Gonzalez pitched three scoreless innings before heading to join the United States team at the World Baseball Classic and the Washington Nationals lost to the Houston Astros 4-2 Thursday.
Jason Castro drove in two runs with a single in the eighth inning off losing pitcher Ryan Mattheus that scored Fernando Martinez and Rick Ankiel.
Michael Taylor drove in both of the Nationals...
I look out side and see snow on the ground and find it hard to believe that it is actually baseball season already. Then I look on the internet and see the box scores, I check my email and see the fantasy league invites, I got the store and see the Spring seasonal beers on the shelf...
Yeah. Baseball is back baby! We've already seen some great plays out of the likes of...