Found August 21, 2012 on Sportress of Blogitude:
After striking out in the 11th inning during an extra-inning affair against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, a frustrated and irate Bryce Harper violently slammed his bat into the ground after swinging and missing at an offering from Luis Avilan, snapping the bat in two. This is the second time in August alone that Harper [...]

Bryce Harper gets angry, smashes bat after strike out(Video)

Back on Monday, Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper was not too pleased with himself after striking out in the 11th inning against Braves pitcher Luis Avilan. Watch as Bryce takes his frustration out on his bat with one swift swing: Your browser does not support iframes.

Video of Stephen Strasburg's 10 strikeouts last night

Your browser does not support iframes. Up above video of all 10 Stephen Strasburg strikeouts against the Braves last night. Filthy, dirty Strasburg. (Screen cap via MASN/ Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.

Strasburg dominates Braves in 4-1 win

The Atlanta Braves came into Washington hopeful that they would be able to put a dent in the first-place Nationals' lead in the NL East. They will leave town after Wednesday night's game hoping the deficit isn't unmanageable. Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 and allowed one run in six innings for his 15th win in one of his final starts of the season as Washington beat...

Bryce Harper Assaults the Upper Deck Facade at Nationals Park

In my opinion this was the most impressive of all of Bryce Harper’s 12 career home runs. This is just one of those majestic, tape-measure shots that impales the facing of the upper deck. It again comes in a Nationals victory, 5-2 over the Mets. The poor soul who gives this up is Jeremy Hefner. I would imagine that when a generational talent like Harper gets a fastball down the...

145 1/3...

...but who's counting? Stephen Strasburg isn't - and he's not out there scouring the internet, either: "It's funny. Nobody talks to me personally about it. So I can either scour the Internet or watch all this stuff being said on TV, or I can just keep pitching and watch the Golf Channel, I guess." (Stephen Strasburg, via, 8/22/2012...

Strasburg leads Nationals to win over Braves

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 batters and allowed one run in six innings for his 15th win in one of his final starts of the season as the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Tuesday night. For weeks, the impending shutdown of Strasburg has been the talk of baseball and though the Nationals haven't said exactly what their limit for the star...

Braves edged by Nats in 13

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chad Tracy singled in the 13th inning to score Danny Espinosa and lift the Washington Nationals to a 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. The win gives first-place Washington a six-game lead in the NL East, while Atlanta lost its third straight. Ian Desmond led off the 13th with an infield single off Cristhian Martinez (5-3) before Espinosa tried...

Bring on the Barves!

And so, with the Nats five games up in the NL East, it's the latest "most important series" in the brief history of the Washington Nationals with the Braves (Barves) coming to town. Finish 'em here at home, boys. (There's Jason Heyward losing a ball in the sun on Sunday. Screencap via Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.

Nats Challenge Braves In Season’s Most Important Series To Date

The Washington Nationals have been outrageously good recently. They finished a 10-game road trip out west with eight wins and then came home and won their first series back in DC. Over their last 30 games, the Nats are 22-8. The only other team with that record is the Cincinnati Reds, who had a 10-game winning streak in that stretch. The Nats haven’t streaked like that, they...

Braves-Nationals Preview

Tim Hudson hasn't lost since the Washington Nationals beat him to begin July. Another defeat against them to open a crucial three-game series Monday would make winning the NL East tougher for the Atlanta Braves. Hudson (12-4, 3.59 ERA) has been a key figure in helping the Braves (70-51) build a three-game lead for the top wild-card spot and remain within striking distance of...

Vote: Is Mike Trout the American League MVP?

Ever since they were called up to the big leagues on the same day in April, Mike Trout and Bryce Harper have been linked. And while both players have garnered their fair share of media attention, Trout's production has far surpassed that of the 19-year-old Harper. Trout leads the American League in batting average and steals and ranks in the top three in on-base and slugging...
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