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Michael Taylor Proving to be Invaluable to Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals Center Fielder Michael Taylor (#3) hitting a walk-off grand slam home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.(Matt Kartozian/USA-Today Sports) After a slow start to their season, the Washington Nationals (27-18) are roaring back, recently notching a six-game winning streak. On the strength of Right Fielder Bryce Harper’s relentless on-target hitting...
Via The Sports Journal
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Michael Taylor makes unbelievable run-saving diving grab

Washington Nationals left fielder Michael Taylor made a spectacular play on Monday that is not only a candidate for Catch of the Week but also proved to save a crucial run for the Nats in their 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs. With a runner on first with two outs in the bottom of the second, Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada ripped a ball in the left-center gap that would've bounced to the...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Michael Taylor Makes Amazing Diving Catch

Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor flashed the leather robbing Chicago Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada of a base hit. Wada lined a well hit ball to left field, but Taylor, who is playing in left with Jayson Werth on the disabled list with a wrist injury, made a great diving catch for the final out of the second inning. Taylor’s pitcher Tanner Roark was in approval of Taylor’s efforts...
Via KCM Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor Hits First Grand Slam of his Career

Over the last couple weeks if the news coming from a Washington Nationals game involved someone crushing a home run Bryce Harper's name was typically in the conversation. That was not the case in Wednesday's  game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.Harper had been ejected after arguing a call which gave Michael Taylor a shot to get in the game. The youngster certainly made the most...
Via FatManWriting
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Taylor Hammers Grand Slam in Ninth to Lift Nats Past D-Backs

View image | Inserted into the game following Bryce Harper‘s ejection in the seventh inning, Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor created his own headline in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game at the Arizona Diamondbacks. Down 6-5 in the ninth with the bases loaded, Taylor hammered a grand slam to straight away center field. It was the youngster’s first...
Via KCM Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor's slam sends Washington to 9-6 win over Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP) Michael Taylor hit his first career grand slam in the ninth after Bryce Harper was ejected two innings earlier, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 9-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Taylor entered the game in the seventh inning after Harper and Nationals manager Matt Williams were ejected for arguing a check swing call. Arizona took a 6-5 lead on...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Nationals slowing down Michael Taylor’s development?

The Washington Nationals have dealt with injuries for a good part of the beginning of the season, especially to their outfield. Denard Span and Jayson Werth began the season on the disabled list, causing the Nationals to bring up top prospect Michael Taylor. Taylor was rated the 32nd best prospect by Baseball America for 2015. The 24-year-old became an everyday starter for Washington...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor and Zimmerman power the Nationals past the Phillies

Rookie Michael Taylor continues to impress, hitting his second home run of the season, to give the Nats a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning, a lead they would not relinquish.  Filling in for injured centerfielder Denard Span, Taylor went 1 for 2 and raised his season batting average to a solid .282. Ryan Zimmerman added a two run double in the sixth inning to pad the Nats lead to 5-2...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Nats call up OF Michael Taylor, place Steve Souza on the DL

The Washington Nationals have called up OF Michael Taylor from AAA Syracuse. Taylor replaces Steve Souza, who was placed on the 15 day disabled list. oF Jayson Werth has la been hobbled. Taylor played most of this season at Double-A Harrisburg and put up highly impressive stats, batting .313/.396/.539 with 22 home runs, 63 RBI, and 35 stolen bases. Taylor was recently promoted...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats promote Michael Taylor to AAA

The Washington Nationals have finally promoted OF Michael Taylor to Syracuse (AAA).  Taylor has had an absolute monster season at Harrisburg (AAA) and looking more and more like the Nationals future center fielder.  In his first two games at AAA, Taylor is 3 for 5 at the plate with two doubles, a run scored, and a run driven in.  In 98 games at Harrisburg, Taylor batted .313 with...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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