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WATCH: Bryce Harper gets heckled by Phillies fan

No matter where Bryce Harper plays, he always seems to get screamed at by opposing fans. Usually people watching the game on TV can only hear him getting booed, but a Phillies fan was able to make his voice heard on TV. While Ian Desmond was in the batters box in the top of the 8th, Bryce Harper was in the on deck circle being greeted by a Phillies fan. By his comments, Harper doesn’t...
Via DC Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Adam LaRoche scratched with sore back

The Washington Nationals enter Tuesday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies coming off a 3-2 loss last night. Even with the loss, the Nationals are 75-55, seven and a half games ahead of the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. Wilson Ramos and Anthony Rendon accounted for the Nationals' runs with solo home runs. The Nationals will try to take game two...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Strasburg’s Struggles

Strasburg has the stuff, but he doesn’t have “pitchability” Pitchability sometimes can be either and extremely damning or complimentary word to bestow on a pitcher, especially when he’s a prospect fighting his way through the minor leagues. If used as the latter, he’s seen as a gamer, a bulldog, or some other herculean adjective. When he fails it was because of bad luck...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Little Girl Almost Runs Directly In Front Of Stephen Strasburg Pitch (Video)

There was a very close call at Nationals Park on Sunday when a little girl almost got hit by a Stephen Strasburg warm-up pitch. The youngster was on the field for some Washington Nationals’ pregame festivities, but she opted for a dangerous exit off the diamond as she bolted right between Strasburg and home plate during his warm-up tosses. ...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

My friend vists Nats Park; Bryce Harper visits the Right Field Foul Pole

My buddy/former fraternity brothers Brent and Ryan from DC were present at the Nationals game yesterday to see the masterpiece of a game the Nats put together in slaughtering the San Francisco Giants 14-6 to take yet another series from a National League foe. When they paid for their ticket and got to their seats, they had no idea that they were about to be at a Bryce Harper Home...
Via Diamond Hoggers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

After successful weekend of baseball, Nats look to expand division lead

Coming off a ten game winning streak that was snapped by the SF Giants, the Nationals looked to get back on track with a three game weekend series against the Giants. They did that.  Successfully. The Nats took two out of three from the Giants and expanded their division lead from seven to eight games.  Yesterday’s win over the Giants was a depiction of how powerful and explosive...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Little Girl Runs Across Field, Stephen Strasburg Nearly Hits Her With Warm-Up Pitch

Thankfully, Washington Nationals’ pitcher Stephen Strasburg was ready to stop during wind up and didn’t hit this little girl running across off the field before Sunday’s game against the Giants. [Vine] The post Little Girl Runs Across Field, Stephen Strasburg Nearly Hits Her With Warm-Up Pitch appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Girl interferes with Stephen Strasburg's warmup

Your browser does not support iframes.A little girl ran in front of the pitcher's mound and interrupted Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg as he was beginning to deliver his first warmup pitch before Sunday's game against San Francisco. The Nats had a group of kids join the players as they took the field, with one child accompanying each position player. Strasburg...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Asdrubal Cabrera exits early

After going 2 for 3 with a walk, RBI and run scored, Washington Nationals second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera was taken out of Sunday's 14-6 victory over the San Francisco Giants when he experienced right ribcage tightness, reports Daniel Popper of MLB.com. He was replaced by Danny Espinosa, who went 2 for 2 with a homer.The win put the Nationals eight games over the Atlanta...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth gnome craze hits another level

So this Jayson Werth Garden Gnome thing is officially a thing. And so, Jayson Werth homered Friday night (video here), and suddenly every available inch of digital signage around Nationals Park read "GNOME RUN", with a photo of everyone's favorite rally gnome. We're gonna go out on a limb and guess the Nationals were hoping to use this back on Jayson Werth Garden...
Via Nationals Enquirer
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Pundits are saying about these Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals have won ten consecutive games, the first time they have hit that size of a winning streak since their relocation to the District in 2005.   They have won five of their last six games in dramatic walk off fashion, an incredible feat that is fascinating the baseball world.  In all, the Nationals have built a seven game lead in the NL East.  The Atlanta...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Ryan Zimmerman, Steven Souza Jr

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (strained right hamstring) took a step toward his expected September return by playing catch for about ten minutes on Thursday, reports Daniel Popper of MLB.com. Outfielder Steven Souza Jr (bruised left shoulder) began his rehab at Single-A Hagerstown, according to Tim Murray of ESPN980.com.Manager Matt Williams outlined the plan for Zimmerman...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rendon's backwards batting helmet won yetserday's walk-off celebration

Oh sure, there were big and small Gatorade buckets being dumped all over the place again, and Rafael Soriano smiling (WTF!?), and the Jayson Werth Garden Gnome standing watch, and lots of other zaniness in the wake of the Nats' fifth walk-off in six games yesterday. But Anthony Rendon with his batting helmet on backwards in the aftermath somehow summed up the craziness of the...
Via Nationals Enquirer
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: What to do about the closer role

From the beginning of 2013 until now, Rafael Soriano has been the closer for the Washington Nationals. After a rough start to the second half of the season, however, his future in this role appears to be in doubt. After struggling to a save while allowing one run in Friday night’s victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, Soriano gave up three runs in 1/3 of an inning on Sunday evening...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Bryce Harper intentionally disrespect Braves logo?

Bryce Harper showed some disrespect to the Atlanta Braves by scuffing up the team’s logo behind home plate as he went to bat each plate appearance in Saturday’s 4-1 win in extra innings. The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Chris Vivlamore says Harper did it each time he went to the plate during his 2-for-4 game. Vivlamore […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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