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Earlier in June, frustrated over the Washington Nationals going on a mini-slide, outfielder Jayson Werth eloquently stated what he believed the team needed to do in order to get the competitive fire burning again in their bellies. Among other things, Werth said, “You’ve got to show up tomorrow ready to eat somebody’s face.” The quote developed a [...]The post Miami writer unhappy with Nationals over ‘Eat Face’ bit, writes ‘Step off’ appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.
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Davey Johnson is having problems with his Ouija board.
The Washington Nationals manager was in rare form Thursday before an 11 a.m. Fourth of July start against the Milwaukee Brewers, apparently having decided that humor was the best way to deal with the team's hitting woes.
He explained his decision to move Ian Desmond to the No. 2 spot in the batting order by saying: '...
AT A LOSS
Nationals skipper Davey Johnson has resorted to humor in order to deal with the team's hitting struggles, mentioning Ouija boards and saying, "I am going crazy."
Bryce Harper provided an immediate boost for the Washington Nationals in his return from injury. For an encore, he'll try to help the Nationals give some better support for Stephen Strasburg.
Strasburg, meanwhile, will try to produce another stellar performance in his first matchup with the struggling Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.
After missing 31 games with bursitis in...
Bryce Harper made his return to the lineup of the Washington Nationals on Monday. The 20-year-old outfielder wasted little time getting re-accustomed to major league pitching.
In Harper’s first at-bat back he hit a home run and the Washington Nationals cruised to a win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Harper had missed five weeks with brustis in his left knee.
Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez signed a hefty contract extension over the winter that will keep him in Washington through at least 2016. The deal is reportedly worth $42 million and could be worth as much as $65 million if the Nationals exercise their team options in 2016 and 2017. The contract certainly gives the [...]
Bryce Harper homered in his at-bat back from the disabled list, and people who have watched Bryce Harper for the last year or so are not at all surprised. The home run was the 13th of his season and 35th of his career.
I watched this game in the sports book at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Harper’s hometown. Harper and the Nationals won me a lot of money in their 10-5 drubbing of...
After missing over one month with a knee injury, which originated on a collision with the right field wall at Dodger Stadium on May 13, Bryce Harper returned to action on Monday evening and picked up right where he left off.On the second pitch he saw from Milwaukee’s Yovani Gallardo, Harper jumped on a 1-0 fastball and crushed it into the visitor’s bullpen for a solo shot, giving...
It didn't take Bryce Harper long to remind Washington Nationals fans why they love him so much. As if they needed a reminder, Bryce Harper stepped to the plate in his first at-bat since returning from the DL and belted a solo home run. The home run came in the bottom of the first and put the Nationals ahead in what would be a rout of the Milwaukee Brewers.
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As everyone expected, the 2013 Washington Nationals season started off with a bang. Literally. In the first inning of the season, Bryce Harper the Nats 20-year-old emotional leader, cranked a solo home run to right field. He would hit another several innings later to give Washington a 2-0 victory over the Miami Marlins.
In that moment, it seemed so apparent that the Washington...
Bryce Harper homered on his first swing since coming off the disabled list and his Washington Nationals teammates quickly joined in, beating the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 10-5 on Monday night.
After missing 31 games with bursitis in his left knee - the most lingering fallout from his collision with the Dodger Stadium wall - Harper energized the Nationals and sparked their second...
Stephen Strasburg had hitters flailing at curveballs for seven scoreless innings Tuesday night, getting all eight of his strikeouts with the same pitch in a magnificent outing that was wasted when the Milwaukee Brewers scored off the Washington Nationals bullpen for a 4-0 victory.
Strasburg put on a gem of performance that dropped his ERA to 2.24 and nearly overshadowed the game...
A lineup change and the return of Wilson Ramos may have gotten their offense on the right track, but the Washington Nationals haven't had much trouble scoring lately with Gio Gonzalez on the mound.
The Nationals look to build off their latest effort at the plate for the left-hander Friday night when they host the San Diego Padres, losers of a season-high six straight.
A short day on Monday means we only have a few trots to look at today. Let's get to it!
Home Run of the Day: Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals - 17.49 seconds [video]
Two pitches into his return to the lineup after missing a month on the DL, Bryce Harper reminded everyone why they missed him so much. His 17.49 second trot was definitely quick, but still not fast enough...
Stephen Strasburg struck out Aramis Ramirez in the second inning Tuesda night with a nasty hook. Ramirez lost his helmet. Enjoy the endless loop above.
(Photo of smiling Strasburg from last night via @dcsportsbog)
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"I don’t have any answers...just kind of...nothing. Get nothing going. It’s putting me in the loony bin." (Davey Johnson, via MASN/postgame press conference, 7/3/2013)
Brewers 4, Nationals 1: Death, taxes, and no answers from Davey Johnson.
So much for turning points: After the great 23-run outbreak of 2013, Nats score one run total in two games, drop two...