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If this is how the Nationals are going to play in the postseason, then the rest of the National League playoff contenders better watch out. The Phillies fell victim again to the Nats tonight in the final home game of the 2012 season. The Phils may be looking powerful as of late, but they were no match for Morse, Harper, and the rest of the mighty Nats.
Last night, Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer in the first inning off of Kyle Kendrick, putting his team up early on. He did the same tonight off of Tyler Cloyd, this time for a solo home run.
The Phillies got that run back in the bottom of the inning, and then some. Gio Gonzalez loaded the bases up for Darin Ruf. Ruf didn't disappoint- he cleared the bases with a double, putting the Phillies up 3-1.
Michael Morse hit the first of his two home runs in the top of the second. This one was a solo dinger to left-center, making it a one-run ballgame.
In the fourth, Michael Morse tacked on another run with an RBI groundout scor...
BEST OF MAXIM
Last night (an 8-4 win for the Nationals) Bryce Harper joined Tony Conigliaro as the only 19 year old players who have hit 20 or more home runs.
We know Harper didn’t hit many cheapies, averaging nearly 415 feet per blast. He seemed to murder the Mets this season–and really get up for the Phillies–he added a triple, stolen base and had 3 RBI on the night.
In a way, Bryce Harper...
I was searching for a summer baseball book when the perfect storm came together.
Bryce Harper got called up to the big leagues and a few weeks later I discovered one of the best all-around reads in existence for the hardcore baseball fan. I had the chance to talk to the author of The Last Natural, Rob Miech; on The Baseball Show podcast prior to picking up my copy. It gave me an...
Another evening, another Bryce Harper first inning home run, another Nationals win over the Phillies. Last night’s victim was Tyler Cloyd. It was Harper’s 21st home run of his rookie year.
If this season went on a little longer, Harper would put up some eye-popping numbers. The bomb was his 94th run scored on the season. Remember, the guy didn’t come up until a month into...
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has been crowned “The Chosen One” since he graced the cover of Sports Illustrated as a 16 year old. His talent has forever been impressive, but his God’s-gift-to-baseball status has rubbed more than one traditional fan the wrong way. His haircut, mustache, and tenacity are unfamiliar to a game so often accused...
If Bryce Harper was 11 in the photo we posted last month, then I’m going to guess he was about 9 here, in this photo tweeted by his brother yesterday (via @USATODAYSports). Wish he still rocked those rolled-up shirtsleeves.
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Video above (via MLB.com) of Bryce Harper's 2-run home run off Kyle Kendrick in the first inning of Kendrick's BP session Wednesday night in Philly. Just home run #20 for Harper, no biggie.
Oh, and Harper just became an uncle -- and so MASN's F.P. Santangelo coined the new moniker "Uncle Bryce":
Bryce Harper hit his 20th homer, Ian Desmond and Kurt Suzuki also connected and the Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-4, Wednesday night to move closer toward winning their first division title since moving to Washington.
The 19-year-old Harper joined Tony Conigliaro as the only teenagers to reach 20 homers in big-league history. The Nationals reduced their magic number...
Last night's victory over the Washington Nationals postponed their celebration for another day. To match that, the Atlanta Braves clinched a playoff spot with a walk-off win, and now they're looking to take over first place in the National League East. They can do that if the Phillies continue dominating the Nats.
Kyle Kendrick, a second half hero, didn't have an...
Bryce Harper hit his 20th homer, Ian Desmond and Kurt Suzuki also connected and the Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 Wednesday night to move closer toward winning their first division title since moving to Washington.
The 19-year-old Harper joined Tony Conigliaro as the only teenagers to reach 20 homers in big league history. The Nationals reduced their magic number...
Final: Nationals 7, Phillies 3.
WP: Gio Gonzalez (21- 8, 2.89 ERA) LP: Tyler Cloyd (2-2, 4.91 ERA)
Darin "Babe" Ruf hasn't disappointed so far, being a part of the Phillies' major-league roster for the final few weeks of the season. Tonight, he proved why. He smacked a bases-clearing, three run double in the bottom of the first inning off of Nationals'...
"Take nothing for granted. I know if we
win three more, we're in, we win the pennant. That's all I want
everybody in that room to figure on." (Davey Johnson, via Nats Insider, 9/28/2012)
Nationals 7, Phillies 3: Gio Gonzalez wins #21 despite rough start; Bryce Harper hits HR #21; Mike Morse goes deep twice, the second one was destroyed. Nats...
The Phils are closer to being eliminated as they lose their final home game to the Nats, 7-3.
The Nats took the lead in the first as, with one man out, Bryce Harper hits a solo home run, his twenty-first home run of the season, giving the Nats a 1-0 lead. The Phils took the lead in their half of the first as, with the bases loaded, via a single by Chase Utley, who then stole second...