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Four outs away from being swept by an utterly depleted division rival the Washington Nationals may have saved any dying hope for their season.
The Nationals topped the New York Mets 6-5 before a national TV audience on Sunday thanks to a dramatic comeback in the eighth inning that was capped by Jayson Werth’s run-scoring double to right-center field.
The rally hinged on a crucial sacrifice bunt by Bryce Harper three batters into the inning. It was a curious move at the time but Harper’s decision to move his teammates into scoring position helped the Nationals pull within 61 / 2 games of the Cincinnati Reds for the second wild-card spot.
Trailing 5-3 in the eighth the Nationals changed the course of the entire contest — and perhaps their final 26 games. Scott Hairston led off the inning with a single off left-hander Scott Rice. Pinch hitter Denard Span who has struggled against left-handers this season entered with a 14-game hitting streak on the line. He smacked a single up the m...
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The Nationals' bench coach called out Bryce Harper for his lack of hustle during one of the team's recent games.
Bryce Harper and Ian Desmond engaged in a fairly amusing Twitter exchange on Monday on the bus ride from DC to Philly before the start of the Nats-Phillies series. It all started when Harper complained about the ride:
This bus is killing the game right now! Bored,Hungry, and tired! Not a good 3 to mix together! At least I got pandora! #GoFaster
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407...
WHO CARES, RIGHT?
Nationals superstar Bryce Harper didn't mince words when asked how he feels about media criticism, saying, "Screw what people think."
Bryce Harper is just 20-years-old and he’s showing his emotions on his sleeve…a lot.
Harper has had a roller coaster type of season, starting off strong then being hit by injuries, playing through only to be sidelined and up and down since then.
All this of course also coincides with the fact the Nationals are arguably the biggest disappointment of the season. Harper is...
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper missed more than a month with left knee buristis earlier this season and it's possible it is still preventing him from playing at full speed. If things don't improve in the coming weeks offseason surgery could be an option according to Dan Kolko of MASN Sports.
"[Surgery] was talked about a while back" said manager Davey Johnson...
After being questioned for his hustle and telling reporters he simply didn't care what the media thought of him, Bryce Harper may have more going on than meets the eye. As our own Raymond Bureau pointed out, Harper may be battling some lingering injuries. While it may not be his knee, Harper is in fact experiencing some hip pain.
Bill Ladson of MLB.com says Harper is...
Frustration has clearly set in for Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper.The 2013 season hasn't been what Harper or the Nationals were envisioning. Washington finished last year with the best record in baseball and Harper exploded onto the scene to win National League Rookie of the Year honors. Naturally, they could only assume more of the same was to come in '13...
Given how long he has been part of the national baseball discussion and his success on the field, it’s hard to believe that Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper is still only 20 years old. And then just when it is forgotten, a display of somewhat brash immaturity befitting a young man his age rears its […]The post Bryce Harper on criticism by media: ‘Screw what people...
Anybody watching Bryce Harper during Monday night’s 3-2 loss to the Phillies could tell the Nationals outfielder was less than 100 percent healthy. Harper took awkward swings he labored to get down the first-base line and he gingerly took his position in the field between innings.
In the middle of the third inning shortly after Harper limped down the line on a groundout to second...
Up above, Jayson Werth discusses Sunday night's come from behind win for the Nats with ESPN's Buster Olney. Buarwe asked him about his double in the eighth inning to give Nationals the lead, the latest and greatest of Werth's post-All-Star Break "Get on my back, boys" moment. Werth blacked out, apparently:
"I think I blacked out. I don't really...
Jayson Werth's two-out RBI double in the eighth inning capped a late rally and the Washington Nationals avoided a series sweep with a 6-5 win over the New York Mets on Sunday night.
The Nationals trailed 5-2 entering the seventh, but scored once in that inning on Wilson Ramos' run-scoring single and added three in the eighth.
The victory moved Washington within 6 1/2 games...
Jayson Werth has been on a roll for the past two months, and much of his success has come against his former Philadelphia Phillies.
The slugger, however, might find things more difficult facing red-hot Cole Hamels.
Werth and the visiting Washington Nationals hope to keep picking up ground in the NL wild-card race Monday night when they open a three-game series against Hamels and...
Despite winning two of the three games in the series, the New York Mets still left Washington with a little bit of an empty feeling.
Jayson Werth's two-out RBI double in the eighth inning capped a late rally and the Washington Nationals avoided a series sweep with a 6-5 win over the Mets on Sunday night.
The Mets led 5-2 in the seventh, but the Nationals scored once in that...