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When the Washington Nationals first called up Anthony Rendon from AA Harrisburg in late April, I wrote how he could likely replace Ryan Zimmerman at third base if the Nationals decide to eventually move Zimmerman to firstbase due to his erratic throwing. Now, after being called up for a second time, it looks as though Rendon could replace Danny Espinosa at second.
When Rendon was promoted from AA to AAA, it was done with the idea that he would begin to play second base. Shortly after the minor league promotion, the Nationals placed Espinosa on the disabled for a wrist and shoulder injury that was supposedly ailing him and hurting his ability to hit. Espinosa had only been hitting a measly .158 in the big leagues this year. This average is unacceptablefor a major league player, especially one on a team trying to contend. After being on the disabled list, Espinosa was assigned to AAA Syracuse to try to correct his hitting problems. In 15 games with Syracuse, he only has five ...
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Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America The Washington Nationals have activated outfielder Bryce Harper from the 15-day disabled list. Harper missed five weeks due to left knee bursitis. During his rehab assignment the 20-year-old was 4-for-11 with a home run, triple and a double. Harper will rejoin a .287/.386/.587 line with 12 home runs and 23 RBI with the Nationals. In...
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...
Washington Nationals right-hander Dan Haren threw a bullpen
session yesterday, the first time he did so since being placed on the disabled list a week ago with inflammation in his throwing shoulder, according to Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post.
Haren received a cortisone shot in his ailing shoulder early
last week in order to help alleviate the discomfort he was experiencing...
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...
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.
Watch it happen...
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...
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 made a triumphant return from the DL today as the Washington Nationals took on the Milwaukee Brewers. In his first at-bat since returning from the DL, Bryce Harper nailed the second pitch thrown his way over the left-field fence for his 13th home run of the season. That is one way to remind the Nationals’ faithful of how good you are.
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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...
Probably going to sleep in my uniform tonight since I am really excited and ready to be back! Little league days! #Nationals #TimeToGo
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) June 30, 2013
Bryce Harper to return from knee injury tonight, Nats need him. [NI]
Ian Desmond broke the Mets with this rocket off a back-up catcher. [SG]
Maybe Dan Haren was actually hurt, and thus, could improve...
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...