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Football Extra Points:
Roughly four years ago, when the Nationals were playingmore like the Natinals, my friend and former (almost) best manDave (aka “Furniture”) made a friendly wager with me that, at the time, appeared safe for decades to come. Furniturespeculated that the Nationals would leave Washington, D.C. before they even appeared in a World Series game. Because betting money on sports outside of Las Vegas is, of course, illegal, and because we would never do anything to run afoul of the fair and consistent policies of our government, we absolutely did not wager $1000 on the outcome. Absolutely not. Because that would be wrong, and our government knows best.
Anyway, I of course took this bet, because OF COURSE the Nationals will at least make it to a World Series before they leave town (the previous two incarnations of the Washington Baseball Club were 1 for 2 on World Series appearances, a solid .500 average). With the District of Colombia $581 million invested in the team and its ...
BEST OF MAXIM
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.
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...
"He pitched an unbelievable game and swung the bat better than most of
the guys in the lineup. It’s a waste we
couldn’t pull this one out. That’s a tough loss." (Davey Johnson on Jordan Zimmermann, 5/19/2013)
"I just made two mistakes." (Jordan Zimmermann, via Washington Times, 5/19/2013)
Padres 2, Nationals 1: Wasted effort. 85-pitch complete...
In the wee hours of the morning on Saturday, Washington Nationals pinch-hitter Chad Tracy propelled the Nationals to victory against the San Diego Padres with a home run in the top of the tenth inning after a Rafael Soriano blown save in the ninth. Tracy’s homer was the first RBI by a pinch-hitter this season for the Nationals in what was already their 42nd game of the 2013...
The Washington Nationals had to place catcher Wilson Ramos on the 15-day disabled list Thursday due to a strain of his left hamstring. To take his place they have recalled catcher Jhonatan Solano from their Triple-A Syracuse minor league affiliate. Ramos suffered this same injury last month and missed a couple weeks. It is possible that he misses a little longer than that this time...
The Washington Nationals were expecting to get outfielder
Jayson Werth back from the disabled list on Saturday, but this will likely be
pushed back a few days as the slugger has experienced a setback during his
rehab, according to Amanda Comak of The Washington Times.
Werth recently experienced tightness in his hamstring, the
injury which initially sent him to the DL...
As expected after Wilson Ramos exited Wednesday night's game, the Washington Nationals have placed the injury-prone catcher on the disabled list. Ramos was on the DL earlier in the season with a strain to the same area of his hamstring he strained Wednesday. The team expects this injury to take some time now that Ramos has re-injured it.
Bryan Kerr of MASN says the team...
Look at all those great seats available last night at the Mariners-Yankees game. Catch the fever, baseball fans. Anywa…
Stephen Strasburg can breathe a little easier now. With a 6-2 victory against the San Diego Padres on Thursday night, Strasburg garnered his second victory of the season, his first since opening day on April 1.
The Washington starter worked eight innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits while striking out four.
This was the first time in Strasburg’s major league career...
Adam LaRoche hit two towering home runs and Chad Tracy's solo shot in the 10th inning lifted the Washington Nationals to a 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
Tracy's seventh career pinch-hit home run negated a blown save from closer Rafael Soriano, who gave up two runs with two outs in the ninth.
The Padres tied the game with three straight singles....
The Washington Nationals had runners on second and third with one out in the third inning when Denard Span hit a hard comebacker that ricocheted off San Diego Padres pitcher Eric Stults' lower left leg to first baseman Yonder Alonso.
Alonso tagged the bag and then ran toward third base, where Kurt Suzuki was hung up because Jordan Zimmermann had taken off from second. Alonso...