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Michael Morse hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper also homered and the Washington Nationals became the latest team to tag a struggling Johan Santana in their 6-4 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Ross Detwiler tossed six solid innings and the Nationals sent Santana to his fifth loss in the last five starts.
Handed a 2-0 lead, the two-time Cy Young Award winner was perfect through three innings. But the NL East leaders strung together four consecutive hits in the fourth, capped by Morse's 12th homer.
Harper, coming off a 3-for-32 road trip, turned on a fastball in the fifth for a two-run shot.
The Nationals, who have the best record in baseball, returned home following an 8-2 trip and have won 10 of 12 overall. Washington began the day four games ahead of second-place Atlanta.
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On Thursday, Washington Nationals rookie slugger Bryce Harper held a free one-day camp for aspiring baseball players between the ages of 6 and 14. The Bryce Harper Baseball Pro was held at Fairfax (Va.) High School and from the looks of it, a grand time was had by one and all. On top of the thrill [...]
Bryce Harper took a portion of his day off on Thursday to spend time with young ballplayers in the Greater Washington Urban League. He also donated $2,500 to benefit the league. The fact that Harper is already taking time out of his day to give back to the community at his age is very admirable, but parents may have been left scratching their heads at the message the Nationals...
I’m not sure where rock bottom is for New York Mets starter Johan Santana, but after becoming the first pitcher in team history to allow six or more runs in five consecutive starts, I’m sure this is close. Last night Johan was rocked by the Nationals and after the game his pitching coach Dan Warthen, when posed with the question of shutting down the former ace for the remainder...
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Video up above (via @Allstars_S2) of Bryce Harper getting pitching at his free baseball camp for area kids today at Fairfax High School. Pretty cool thing for Harper to do for the community, along with a donation to the Greater Washington Urban League. Wait, wasn't he supposed to be an arrogant punk?
Related: A photo of what might be aa younger, pudgier Bryce Harper circa...
Ha. Fantastic. Via Nationals Enquirer comes this delightful photo of a somewhat chubby boy who grew up to become Washington Nationals rookie phenom Bryce Harper. While it cannot be confirmed for certain that this photo is of a then-12-year-old Harper (which would make this from 2004 — Jesus, I’m old), it certainly looks like him, [...]
Washington Nationals rookie outfielder Bryce Harper held a free youth baseball clinic in Fairfax, Virginia on Thursday where he had some interesting (and unusual) advice for some of the future prospects in attendance: "Be as sexy as you can".
We don't know exactly what Harper meant by that (and we would love to hear him explain this one), but we're pretty...
Michael Morse connects for a grand slam against the Mets’ Johan Santana.
Mets just can’t keep any sort of winning streak going. Santana gets hit with two homeruns as Kelly Shoppach hits one of his own as Mets lose 6-4 to first place Nats.
Johan Santana is still plundering. Santana did go perfect through the first three innings with nine up and nine down. However, the fourth inning...
The Mets start a 3 game set against the Nationals tonight. Johan Santana who didn’t make it out of the 2nd inning last weekend gets the start. Johan who just back from his stint on the DL will have to prove that he can still get it done. Love the guy and I am hoping he isnt injured and is able to get back a little of his mo jo because he really look defeated after last weeks shalacking which
This milestone had never been accomplished by a New York Mets pitcher before, but it did not come with stunned gratitude by a fan base desperately waiting to see it finally occur. Instead, Johan Santana's season offered some cruel symmetry Friday night, when the first Met to throw a no-hitter back on June 1 earned a much more ignominious place in team history. He allowed...
JOHAN SANTANA: Looks to rebound from one of his worst career starts.
Ruben Tejada – SS
Andres Torres – CF
David Wright – 3B
Scott Hairston – RF
Daniel Murphy – 1B
Ronny Cedeno – 2B
Jason Bay – LF
Kelly Shoppach – C
Johan Santana – LHP
The Mets won a game yesterday! Today they try to make it two games in a row as they open up a series in DC with...
The Mets may have spared their blushes a little bit by winning their final game in Cincinnati, but now they have to head to the nation’s capital to play one of baseball’s hottest teams in the Washington Nationals.
What was a great start to the season for New Yorkhas quickly turned into another forgettable campaign. The Mets currently sit at 56-62 on the season...