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Shane Victorino is not afraid to sacrifice his body in order to track down fly ball in right field. Unfortunately for the Red Sox, Victorino’s body has indeed taken a beating this season.
The right fielder tweaked his back while running into the outfield wall Thursday night in Tampa Bay, an injury he says is unrelated to back troubles that caused him to miss nine games earlier this season. He was also shaken up when he slammed hard into the bullpen wall during the Sox’ most recent homestand, though that hit did not cause him to miss any games.
Peter Abraham joined Red Sox GameDay LIVE on Friday to give his take on Victorino’s style of play and discuss how he compares to Bryce Harper, another outfielder known for giving 100 percent on every play.
Check out the video above or on NESN’s YouTube channel.
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Well, Bryce Harper destroyed a baseball Thursday night at Petco Park. Hit it into the hedges in deep center -- 432 feet according to Hittracker. Video above.
(Screencap via MLB.com/MASN video)
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Video: Bryce Harper discusses his health after Wednesday night's loss. He's back tonight.
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Good news: Bryce Harper is back in the Nationals lineup tonight against the Padres.
Up above, Video of Bryce Harper talking about the pain he was feeling after his pinch hitting appearance in the 9th inning of Wednesday night's painful 3-1 loss to the Dodgers, in which Harper stepped to the plate with a massive band-aid on his chin....
And so, Bryce Harper is out of the Nationals lineup for Saturday night's game due to a bruised left knee. Sounds like he'll miss the rest of the weekend in San Diego:
Bryce Harper will miss today and likely tomorrow with a bruised left knee. He had an MRI on his abdomen yesterday, which came back clean.
— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) May 18, 2013
So Johnny Football threw out the first pitch before last night's Nats-Padres game at Petco Park, posed for a picture with fellow Texas A&M Aggie Davey Johnson, and hit a home run during BP. He also had a pregame chat with Bryce Harper, which ended with a bro-hug, of course. (Screencap via this MLB.com video)
Harper and Manziel's friendship started on Twitter, of course...
And so, despite pain in his abdomen after crashing into that pesky wall at Dodger Stadium, Bryce Harper is back in the Nationals lineup Thursday and back to "playing like his hair is on fire". In his first AB, he grounded into a fielder's choice and attempted to take second with his helmet flying off on a bad throw to first. He was gunned down, but not for lack of hustle...
And so, in spite of Bryce Harper saying he felt "carsick" on Tuesday after his crash into the right field wall at Dodger Stadium Monday night, the Nats are apparently confident that he doesn't have a concussion. Meanwhile, the debate rages about whether or not Harper plays the game too hard, hard enough, or just plain stupid.
Here's Nats GM Mike Rizzo weighing...
While not the flashiest signing of this past off-season, Shane Victorino has been a terrific pickup for the Boston Red Sox. The 10-year veteran was signed to a 3-year, 39...The post Shane Victorino Critical to Boston Red Sox Success appeared first on Bohemian Baseball.
Shane Victorino and Vance Worley didn’t just share a clubhouse in Philadelphia. They shared an addition.
Don’t worry, though. It’s a healthy addiction, all things considered, and it’s one that each big leaguer battles with today. Worley, who now pitches for the Twins after three seasons with the Phillies, and Victorino both have a strong passion for shoes.
“He’s a big...
Look at all those great seats available last night at the Mariners-Yankees game. Catch the fever, baseball fans. Anywa…
Shane Victorino has made some fantastic plays in the outfield this season. Unfortunately, some have been in the "Fred Lynn-crashes into-the-wall-again" variety.
Victorino made two great catches in the bottom of the eighth inning in last nights 4-3 Red Sox comeback win when he robbed Jose Labaton of a sure double then tracked down a drive from...
5:40 p.m.: Shane Victorino and outfield walls just aren’t getting along lately.
Victorino crashed into the right-field wall at Tropicana Field on Thursday, just four days after he experienced a violent collision with the right-field wall at Fenway Park. Victorino’s back, which he had problems with earlier this season, started to tighten up a bit after Thursday’s collision,...
The Washington Nationals Bryce Harper left Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning after he went face-first into the right field wall at Dodger Stadium.
Harper was running down a ball from A.J. Ellis when the incident took place.
The worst was feared, as rumors of concussion-like symptoms spread without any confirmed results from the Nationals.
Editor’s Note: It’s like that show Mythbusters except without the awesome handlebar mustache and while you won’t see anything blown up visually, prepare your mind for an internal explosion.1. Bryce Harper hurt himself because he “plays the game the right way”I’m not gonna let Harper get away with this one. Bryce Harper didn’t hurt himself because he cares more about...