Posted July 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
The NL East-leading Washington Nationals haven't been this far above .500 since 2005. The Colorado Rockies are at their lowest point since that same season. Coming off an abbreviated outing, Nationals All-Star right-hander Stephen Strasburg will try to avoid losing three straight starts for the first time in Friday night's series opener against the visiting Rockies. Down by four runs in the seventh inning, the Nationals (48-32) rallied to beat San Francisco 6-5 on Thursday and extend their winning streak to four. Bryce Harper, who finished third in fan voting for the final NL All-Star spot, tied the game in the ninth with a single, then scored the final run on Adam LaRoche's grounder when the Giants botched a potential inning-ending double play. "Not the way we drew it up, but we will take it,'' LaRoche said. Washington is 16 games above the break-even point for the first time since it was 52-36 on July 13, 2005. The Nationals finished that season 81-8...

Harper's alternate career: Fireman

Nationals slugger Bryce Harper said if he wasn't a 19-year-old MLB phenom, he thinks he would have chosen to become a firefighter. 


Bryce Harper owns custom Mercedes

Rookie phenom Bryce Harper is the owner of customized Mercedes Benz CLS that features his initials and the team's logo, among many other bells and whistles.

Oh, deer! Just another walkoff win for the Nats...

Above: Gio Gonzalez, Ian Desmond, and Rick Ankiel flash antlers at Adam LaRoche. More about the antlers at DC Sports Bog. "We’re getting that sense that we’re never out of it. Somebody new is going to come through every night." (Adam LaRoche, via Washington Post, 7/6/2012) Nationals 6, Giants 5: Nats rally, Buck Commander Adam LaRoche delivers the walkoff...

Colorado Rockies reach halfway point right on pace for 100 losses

The Rockies should take whatever they can get for Guthrie.The Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Angels are the only two franchises who have never lost 100 games in a season.That might change if the Rockies keep the same pace in the second half that they have been on in the first.Dropping the Independence Day game 4-1 to the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, the Rockies hit the...

Bryce Harper gets a pie to the face in his new trademarked shirt (Video)

That’s a clown pie, bro. Jayson Werth gave the 19-year-old a shaving cream pie to the face after the Nationals defeated the Giants 9-4 on July 4th. It’s all fun and games right now in Washington as they have the best record in the NL and a  four-game lead in the East. The Nationals haven’t seen this much potential since, I don’t know, 1994 when the team was in Montreal...

Bryce Harper pied while wearing his shirt

(Video above via @JakeRussell) Because nothing says "Fourth of July" like Bryce Harper in his official Under Armour "Don't Be a Clown Bro" t-shirt, getting a shaving cream pie in the face from Jayson Werth on MLB Network after the Nats beat down the Giants. (Screencap via @recordsANDradio) Befriend the Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

Bryce Harper & His Clown Bro T-Shirt Get Shaving Cream Pied On MLB Network

Bryce Harper debuted his new Under Armour “Don’t Be A Clown Bro” shirt during a MLB Network post-game interview this afternoon, but that wasn’t the real highlight. The original Nats bro, Jayson Werth, interrupted the interview with a shaving cream pie to Harper’s face. Yes, Bro Harper got clowned by Bro Werth and Internet bros totally lost it. Who’s rushing out to get...

Bisons Win 2nd Straight Vs. Syracuse

Jarrett Hoffpauir gave the Bisons trouble on Friday but not enough to put the Chiefs in the win column. After a rough month of June, it appears that the Bisons have straightened their act as they are off to a better start to July. After losing their first two games of the month to Durham, Buffalo has swung back and won three of their last four games, taking down Syracuse on Friday...

Nats’ Rizzo: “We’re always looking long-term”

Mike Rizzo’s Washington Nationals lead the National League East by 4-1/2 games, and he says he doesn’t feel pressure to make a big move at this month’s non-waiver trade deadline. “We’re always looking to upgrade, if there’s an upgrade we can make and it fits for us in the long term,” the general manager said in an interview this week with “We’re always...

These guys are Awesome

Yesterday was pretty much the ideal 4th of July, other than I had to return to work today. And I didn’t have even a drop of alcohol. One of the things that made it perfect was there was baseball on starting at 11:00 AM ET in the nation’s capital. Bryce Harper, Mike Morse, Ryan Zimmerman (all fantasy teamers of mine) were destroying Madison Bumgarner (fantasy teamer I cut prematurely...
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