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The Washington Nationals are in a bit of a slump, and team camaraderie typically isn’t great when a team is losing. Following their fourth loss in as many games, closer Rafael Soriano didn’t want to take any responsibility for failing to get the final out in the ninth inning. The Nats held a 2-1 lead in the bottom half of the ninth inning, and were one strike away from earning Stephen Strasburg just his third win of the season, when Soriano gave up a game-tying triple to Gregor Blanco. Pablo Sandoval would give the Giants a walk-off win in the 10th with a two-run shot. The Nats are now at .500 and stand 4.5 games back of the Braves in the NL East, a division that many picked them to win for the second-straight year. Soriano was quite upset following the loss, and was not happy with teammate Bryce Harper’s defensive positioning that led to the tying run, since the ball went over his head. Via USA Today: “With two outs and the tying run at first, you have to play the outfield so the ball doesn’t go over your head,” Soriano said in Spanish. “It may not have been [...]
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So Rafael Soriano took the opportunity to rip Bryce Harper last night for his miscue in the 9th inning on Gregor Blanco's game-tying triple. Via USA Today Sports:
"With two outs and the tying run at first, you have to play the
outfield so the ball doesn't go over your head,'' Soriano said in
"It may not have been a catch-able ball...
So what happened on that deep fly ball by Gregor Blanco that went over Bryce Harper's head in the 9th inning that turned into a game-tying triple? Harper appeared to flinch as he approached the wall and misplayed the ball (see video here).
Turns out Harper was thinking about running into another wall:
"I don’t want to hit the frickin’ wall full-on. Of course...
It's been a rough couple of weeks for Nats' rising star Bryce Harper.
First, there was his embarrassing face-plant into the right-field wall at Dodger Stadium. Harper tried to track down a drive off the bat of A.J. Ellis but failed to remember the important part of the term "warning track."
Take a look for yourself.
OK, so maybe it's wise for him not to do...
Even when I’m not trying to pay attention to Bryce Harper, he finds a way to capture my focus. Last night, I was seeing off a friend on the east side of Portland, and if I’d been thinking about any sport, it was hockey, since these are the days of the NHL playoffs. A TV was being projected onto one of the walls of the bar, and at first it was showing a minor-league hockey game...
One of three things happens when a good team starts to lose. 1. The team rallies behind a leader who portrays a greater poise. 2. The manager makes minor adjustments in the lineup to make sure the team is running on all cylinders. 3. Frustration sets in and fingers start to be pointed, in either the direction of another player or at the player himself. The latter took place after...
Coming off of an extra-innings loss to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was determined to redeem himself following a ninth-inning outfield miscue that would ultimately cost Washington the game.Following five scoreless innings between both teams on Wednesday, Harper approached the plate in the top of the sixth-inning and slugged...
Just Stephen Strasburg brushing back Buster Posey in the sixth inning. You could watch it all day. Strasburg pitched like an Ace tonight, pulled after 7 innings...
(vine via MASN/TV)
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Washington Nationals All-Star Bryce Harper ran into the outfield wall a few weeks back. Last night Harper found himself facing that very same object while trying to make a grab, and both times the Wall won — It may also have cost the Washington Nationals the game. Get this kid a Shrink ASAP.-TO
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Sure many women flock to Bryce Harper as the heartthrob of the Washington Nationals, but it’s actually their pitching coach, Steve McCatty who sends all the ladies into a tizzy. All the female fervor over McCatty reached it’s hunky pinnacle in 1984 when he was featured in a Playgirl pictorial. Next stop Beefcake City.
This tantalizing photo has all of the early 80′s sexuality...
Now we completely expect the hapless Kansas City Royals to make blunders on the field, but we expect a little bit of professionalism during their broadcast. Fox Sports Kansas City made one of the most egregious and blatant errors of sports graphics of all-time on Thursday night. During the Royals and Los Angeles Angels game the broadcast team asked the question; “Which Young Player...
We all know who Bryce Harper is – the guy will literally run into a wall for attention and then blame it on playing stupid hard. And we all know that Miguel Cabrera is crushing high-AAA pitching on a daily basis. There is another guy, though, that should be garnering way more attention than he currently is – Mike Trout.
Last night, Mike Trout did his best pre-Kim Basinger...
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