9:12 AM EDT, Sat April 18, 2015
Baltimore Sun 10 hours ago

Scherzer, Harper power Nationals to 7-2 win over Phillies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer pitched eight strong innings to get his first win with the Nationals and Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer as Washington beat the reeling Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 on Friday night.
Washington Post 10 hours ago

Bryce Harper homers, Max Scherzer cruises as Nationals handle Phillies again, 7-2

Washington Nationals hitting coach Rick Schu has a phrase he uses when right fielder Bryce Harper tries to do too much at the plate. Schu calls it “raging out at the ball,” and it often includes lots of motion from the lower half of Harper’s body that prevents his head from staying still. Solid contact rarely follows. Read full article >>

Nats 7, Phillies 2: Harper homers, Scherzer cruises

GAME IN A NUTSHELL: The Nationals wasted no time jumping all over Phillies right-hander Sean O’Sullivan, getting a 3-run homer from Bryce Harper in the bottom of the first. That’s one way to relax everybody and let them settle in for a nice Friday night at the ballpark, and the Nationals certainly looked relaxed in…
Washington Post 21 hours ago

DC Sports Bog: Bryce Harper runs through stop sign, avoids TOOTBLAN

Ryan Zimmerman’s double in the sixth inning of the Nationals’ 5-2 win over the Phillies on Thursday could’ve resulted in Bryce Harper’s first TOOTBLAN of the young season. Instead, Harper’s run-until-they-tag-you aggressiveness on the base paths led to an insurance run.Read full article >>
The Nationals Enquirer Apr 17, 2015

Bryce Harper nearly runs past Jayson Werth, runs through stop sign, to score from first

Run until they tag you... The best part of Ryan Zimmerman's two-run double in the 6th inning of Thursday night's 5-2 win over the Phillies? That would be Bryce Harper scoring from first, nearly passing Jayson Werth in the process,...
Over the Monster Apr 14, 2015

Bryce Harper thinks Mookie Betts is an 'unbelievable ballplayer'

Game recognize game. Mookie Betts had an incredible home opener at Fenway Park on Monday. The Red Sox center fielder started things off by robbing Bryce Harper of a homer, then he stole a pair of bases on one play, scored the first run of the day, hit a three-run jack of his own, and finished things off with a bases-loaded infield single to give the Red Sox another run. This was all Harper's first time seeing Mookie play, and it made an impression on him, with Harper calling his fellow 22-year-old an "unbelievable ballplayer": Bryce Harper on Mookie Betts: 'He's got ups. It's pretty...

Boston’s Betts wows Nats in span of 2 innings

BOSTON — Bryce Harper and Mookie Betts were born only nine days apart in October 1992, but until Monday afternoon had never shared the same baseball field. Nothing if not a student of the game, Harper pays plenty of attention to his fellow young, budding stars. And to that list, he now plans to add…
Fenway Nation Apr 13, 2015
Mookie-Palooza At Fenway; Red Sox Romp, 9-4

Mookie-Palooza At Fenway; Red Sox Romp, 9-4

(Steven Senne, AP)The Moooooooookie Chants have already begun. Mookie Betts pretty much single-handedly took over Opening Day at Fenway today—dominating in virtually every phase of the game. First, he robbed Bryce Harper of a home run by making a leaping catch at the center-field fence. Then, after walking, he stole second, recognized third base was un-manned due to The Papi Shift, so he stole third. He later scored. Then, just to make sure you'd notice, he clocked a three-run HR his next time up. This kid is for real—and perhaps the most exciting pure athlete on the Red Sox since Ellis...
Washington Post Apr 13, 2015

Nats Journal: Mookie Betts robs Bryce Harper of a homer with incredible catch

BOSTON — It wasn’t the play that decided Monday’s loss for the Washington Nationals. Easier plays — including some of those not made — helped do that. But Mookie Betts’s first-inning catch on what would have been a two-run home run for Bryce Harper stood out as one of the afternoon’s most enduring moments.Read full article >>
Over the Monster Apr 13, 2015

Mookie Betts robbed Bryce Harper of a home run

Happy Opening Day, everyone! The Red Sox are playing their home opener, with Rick Porcello on the mound against the Washington Nationals. Nats' phenom Bryce Harper -- four years into the league and still the youngest player in the NL -- took Porcello deep just 10 pitches in to the game, until he didn't. Thanks to Mookie Betts' this was just a very long fly out instead of part of the Bryce Harper Breakout experience. Your browser does not support iframes. Mookie still isn't the kind of center fielder he was second baseman, but when he's still in the process of learning the position -- one he...
The Republican Apr 13, 2015
Mookie Betts robs Bryce Harper: Boston Red Sox center fielder takes away home run (VIDEO)

Mookie Betts robs Bryce Harper: Boston Red Sox center fielder takes away home run (VIDEO)

Mookie Betts makes sensational play in center field, then swipes two bases in the first inning
The Nationals Enquirer Apr 13, 2015

Phillies fan fails to get a kid to throw back Bryce Harper home run ball (Video)

Among the highlights of Sunday's improbable 4-3 victory in which the so-far offensively-challenged Nationals scored a whopping four runs: the grown ass man who tried to get a kid to throw back Bryce Harper's opposite field home run ball (video...
Washington Post Apr 11, 2015

Nats Journal: The Nationals offense is off to a slow start

The Nationals know their situation: They are missing their top three hitters from last season. Jayson Werth is nearing his return, but Denard Span and Anthony Rendon still have a way to go before they rejoin the team. The Nationals knew their offense wouldn’t be the same, but they probably didn’t expect this: seven runs in four games. They still have Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond, Bryce Harper, Wilson Ramos and emerging force Michael A. Taylor — a better group than the Phillies featured in the Nationals’ 4-1 loss on Friday night.Read full article >>
philly.com Apr 11, 2015

Phillies pitching stifles the Nationals

Bryce Harper remained in the batter's box as the Phillies jogged toward their dugout. The Washington outfielder shook his head and lightly swung his bat three times. Harper was befuddled after watching Ken Giles' slider cross the plate to end the eighth inning of a 4-1 Phillies win at Citizens Bank Park.
MASN Sports Apr 10, 2015

Patrick Reddington: Bryce Harper is still learning, and that should scare opponents - Nationals Buzz

As Mike Rizzo explained this winter, the decision to move Bryce Harper to right field and Jayson Werth to left field served two purposes. One, Werth could "save his legs" with less ground to cover in left, which Rizzo explained...

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