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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 base, then walks to Ryan Howard and John Mayberry, Jr., with both Utley and Howard moving up a base on Mayberry’s walk, and with two men out, Darin Ruf hits a bases-clearing double, knocking in Utley, Howard and Mayberry, giving the Phils a 3-1 lead. The Nats cut the Phils’ lead down to 3-2 in the second as Michael Morse hits a lead-off home run, his fifteenth home run of the season. The Nats tied the game up at three-all in the fourth as, with a man on third, and with one man out, Morse hits an RBI ground out, 6-3, knocking in Ryan Zimmerman, who had started the inning off with a double, then stopped at ...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
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...
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...
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...
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":
Today before the Phillies' loss to the Miami Marlins, Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro met with reporters. They learned that Chase Utley would not play third base before season's end, Scott Franzke reported on the Phillies radio broadcast.
The reason was that there simply was not enough time to determine anything. Going into tonight the Phillies had just six games...
Photo Courtesy of Renee Cendrowski
I never really bought into the Chase Utley to third base move for a number of reasons. Ultimately, though, I saw the benefit of how it could have helped the Phillies if he was able to make that transition. That won’t be happening now as the Phillies have pulled the plug on the experiment.
The Phillies will likely decline the $5 million option...
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...
The empty hot corner will probably belong to someone other than Chase Utley for the Philadelphia Phillies in April. Who would be better than Freddy Galvis?
TAL’S HANDY CAPS
I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats. If you were directed...
MIAMI -- Chase Utley drove in three runs to help lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-5 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. Carlos Ruiz and Pete Orr each drove in two runs, and Jimmy Rollins had three hits and scored twice for the Phillies, who are 79-79 and looking to avoid a losing season for the first time since 2002. Roy Halladay (11-8) struck out seven and allowed...
"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...
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...