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Nationals’ lineup for second of three with the Orioles in D.C.

Nationals’ lineup for second of three with the Orioles in D.C.

Davey Martinez mixed things up last night, and the results were positive for the Nationals, who beat the Orioles for the fourth time in four games this season. Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez moved things around in his lineup last night, with Juan Soto batting second, Bryce Harper in the cleanup spot, and Trea Turner hitting in the sixth spot for the series opener with the Baltimore Orioles. Whether it was the movement, the opposing pitching, or just coincidence, the results were positive. Soto went 1 for 3 with two walks, Harper went 1 for 4 with a walk, and Turner, who...
Federal Baseball 7 hours ago
Wire Taps: Meet Kelvin Herrera; Nationals win season series vs Orioles; Bryce Harper at the plate...

Wire Taps: Meet Kelvin Herrera; Nationals win season series vs Orioles; Bryce Harper at the plate...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the Nats go for five straight wins over the Orioles. In addition to welcoming Kelvin Herrera to Washington, D.C., and explaining how he would fit into the Nationals’ bullpen mix, Davey Martinez told the Nats’ new reliever that he’d look sharp in his new uniform as he tried to get the 28-year-old comfortable in his new digs. “I even told him, ‘You know the color red looks pretty good on you. I know you’re used to blue,’ but his Winter ball team, I think, was red, so I just told him, ‘Hey, just look at it as you’re...
The Nats land Kelvin Herrera. The Braves could’ve used him

The Nats land Kelvin Herrera. The Braves could’ve used him

Stephen Strasburg is still on the disabled list and Bryce Harper is still hitting .212, but the Washington Nationals got better Monday. (Even on a day when they technically split with the Yankees, though the first game was a resumption of a suspended one.) The Nats remain 3 ½ games behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East, but they have the closer they’ve lacked … oh, forever.
Pinstripe Alley Jun 19, 2018
NYY News: Harper, shave those sideburns!

NYY News: Harper, shave those sideburns!

Harper gets a shave; Frazier to cover for Gardner’s bad knee; Yankees trade with the Mariners a lot; Ross’ and Hamels’ stock on the ride New York Daily News | Mark Fischer: When Bryce Harper arrived at Nationals Park yesterday, he sent shockwaves through the baseball media world. He appeared clean-shaven, a noticeable departure from his signature bearded look. On any other day, this is a player searching for a creative way to bust out of a slump. It just so happened that the Yankees were in town. You know, the team with the strict facial hair policy. Interesting! No, he isn’t...
Call to the Pen Jun 18, 2018

Washington Nationals: Why is Bryce Harper struggling and is it hurting his value?

Bryce Harper is in the midst of one of his career-worst slumps. With his highly anticipated free agency looming after this season, how far down is his value going? Even the best players in baseball have off days, off weeks and sometimes offseasons. For one reason or another, the tools they rely on aren’t getting […] Washington Nationals: Why is Bryce Harper struggling and is it hurting his value? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Federal Baseball Jun 18, 2018
Washington Nationals vs New York Yankees: GameThread 43 of 162 (continued)...

Washington Nationals vs New York Yankees: GameThread 43 of 162 (continued)...

Washington and New York start a two-game set in Nationals Park with Gio Gonzalez on the mound for the Nats against Yankees’ righty Masahiro Tanaka in the series opener. GAME TIME: 7:05 (weather permitting). FOLLOW: MASN, 106.7 the FAN in D.C. Next Game New York Yankees at Washington Nationals May 15, 2018 7:05 PM EDTNationals Park Gio Gonzalez vs Masahiro Tanaka WEATHER: Rainy, 84° • D.C. Starting Lineup: 1. Trea Turner - SS 2. "Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - RF 3. This is Howie Do it! - 2B 4....
Federal Baseball Jun 18, 2018
Wire Taps: Harper’s slump; Where’s Zim?; Stolen bases are only offense

Wire Taps: Harper’s slump; Where’s Zim?; Stolen bases are only offense

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of today’s twin bill with the Yankees... So, you were swept by an AL East team. That’s okay, the Yankees are historically dominant this year and... Huh, not the Yanks, huh. Well, Boston can be... What’s that? It wasn’t the Yankees OR Red Sox? Well, Tampa Bay has been inventive this seaso— The Blue Jays, huh. Okay, then. Here’s the news from Nationals Park. Martinez's key for Harper to break out of slump: less work (MASN)Bryce Harper apparently feels good, but his .163 average in the month of June suggests...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 18, 2018
MLB Bullets has been cut short

MLB Bullets has been cut short

Bryce Harper is struggling. Attendance is down. The home run derby is in trouble. A pitcher got sick on the mound. Good morning. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper had a bad game on Sunday, which isn’t uncommon lately. David Schoenfield looks at Harper’s struggles and he believes that the chance of a $400 million free agent contract for Harper is likely gone now. Dayn Perry examines Harper’s struggles and agrees that defensive shifting is partially to blame, but that Harper should snap out of it eventually. Jon Heyman reports that the grade 2 ulnar collateral ligament tear...
Call to the Pen Jun 17, 2018

Washington Nationals: Bryce Harper should be benched for a week

Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper has fallen into a horrific slump. Now, he needs to take a week off. After owning the best record in the league throughout May, the Washington Nationals have fallen into a collective slump. They are 5-7 to begin June and have lost series to the San Francisco Giants and Toronto […] Washington Nationals: Bryce Harper should be benched for a week - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Federal Baseball Jun 17, 2018
On Nationals’ slugger Bryce Harper, his offensive struggles, and his Father’s Day cleats...

On Nationals’ slugger Bryce Harper, his offensive struggles, and his Father’s Day cleats...

Bryce Harper is trying to get things going at the plate. He’ll look good trying today in some sharp Father’s Day cleats. Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez shared his thoughts on Harper’s struggles. Talking about Bryce Harper’s issues at the plate, (7 for 39; .179/.289/.256, with a home run, four walks, and 18 Ks in 45 plate appearances so far in June), Washington Nationals’ hitting coach Kevin Long told The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal that he looked at the 25-year-old’s low BABIP (.219 before Saturday’s game, down from .356 overall in 2016 and a .316 career mark), and the...
Federal Baseball Jun 16, 2018
Washington Nationals’ lineup for 2nd of 3 with Toronto Blue Jays in Rogers Centre...

Washington Nationals’ lineup for 2nd of 3 with Toronto Blue Jays in Rogers Centre...

Here’s the Nationals’ lineup for today’s game against the Blue Jays and some of what Davey Martinez has said about his outfield mix in the last week... Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez went with an outfield mix that featured Adam Eaton in left, Michael A. Taylor in center, and Bryce Harper in right field against Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia in Tuesday night’s series opener in New York. He explained that he just wanted Juan Soto to rest, even though he’d hit lefties well to that point, and said he’s trying to work all of his outfielders in now that there’s a...
Federal Baseball Jun 16, 2018
Home Run Derby for the speakership and Bryce Harper’s future: Elected officials weigh in at 2018 Congressional Baseball Game...

Home Run Derby for the speakership and Bryce Harper’s future: Elected officials weigh in at 2018 Congressional Baseball Game...

For what it’s worth, Bryce Harper probably isn’t going to Cleveland. Congresspeople and senators gathered at Nationals Park on Thursday night to play the annual Congressional Baseball Game, a resounding 21-5 win for the Democrats. However, before the game, a few dedicated some time to answering the questions that Federal Baseball has deemed most vital to the security and well-being of the United States. Unsurprisingly, they didn’t agree on many subjects. The participants: Ken Buck (Reliever) — Republican, Colorado 4th. Photo by Chris Schneider/ Senator Chris...
Federal Baseball Jun 15, 2018
Wire Taps: Juan Soto makes everyone forget Nationals’ bad baserunning; Bryce Harper in HR Derby?

Wire Taps: Juan Soto makes everyone forget Nationals’ bad baserunning; Bryce Harper in HR Derby?

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of tonight’s game with the Blue Jays. Juan Soto hitting his home runs on Wednesday, saved the Washington Nationals, who were playing a game that wasn’t very pretty, getting thrown out and picked off, giving up outs and baserunners in a way that seemed destined to cost them the game. It didn’t, but that doesn’t mean it was good baseball. “Let me be honest with you, it was ugly,” Davey Martinez said. “It was. I’m not looking to lie.” “We gave them five outs,” Martinez explained, “... and typically when...
Cubbies Crib Jun 13, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Get Manny Machado! Get Bryce Harper! No, get real.

Rampant and rabid speculation regarding the Chicago Cubs and big-ticket free agents continues. But there’s way more to the discussion than star power. While adding Manny Machado or Bryce Harper undoubtedly adds excitement to the Chicago Cubs, too many factors make such moves improbable. Among those are the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), provisions impacting overall team […] Chicago Cubs: Get Manny Machado! Get Bryce Harper! No, get real. - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Federal Baseball Jun 13, 2018
Washington Nationals’ lineup for series finale with the Yankees in New York...

Washington Nationals’ lineup for series finale with the Yankees in New York...

Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez talked last night about his plans for the outfield going forward, and shared his thoughts on the mix of outfielders that are available now... With left-hander CC Sabathia on the mound for the New York Yankees last night, Nationals’ manager Davey Martinez went with an outfield of Adam Eaton, Michael A. Taylor, and Bryce Harper, left to right for Washington. Martinez was asked before the game if that was likely to be the mix when a left-hander was on the mound for the opposition, with Michael A. Taylor out there instead of three lefties in Juan...

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