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Wire Taps: Harper calls Trout MLB’s best; MASN dispute may end in fall

Wire Taps: Harper calls Trout MLB’s best; MASN dispute may end in fall

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news and hold on for another day without baseball. It’s back tomorrow... Today in Wire Taps: two pieces about the Supreme Court. Happy All-Star Break: Lerner on All-Star Game week: "It worked out beautifully" (MASN)Mark Lerner thought that everything worked out from beginning to end -- especially Bryce Harper's performance in the Derby. Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper relish ASG in DC (MLB)Max Scherzer compared the atmosphere to the playoffs -- if he had to face Mike Trout -- while Harper got to excite the masses the night before. Juan Posto...
Federal Baseball 14 hours ago
Max Scherzer on the Nats Park All-Star Game: “D.C. did it right.”

Max Scherzer on the Nats Park All-Star Game: “D.C. did it right.”

Max Scherzer got his two innings of work in, had some big matchups with the game’s best, then watched the rest of the 2018 All-Star Game in the nation’s capital. Max Scherzer battled Mike Trout for eight pitches, going to a full count before missing with a slider that ended up way inside. Scherzer gave up a single in the next at bat, on a 97 MPH fastball J.D. Martinez sent back up the middle, but both AL runners were stranded on the basepaths when the NL starter popped Jose Ramirez up to end the opening frame of the 2018 All-Star Game. “The game is always evolving and you have to...
WTOP 23 hours ago

HR Derby belonged to Bryce, but All-Star Game was Max’s

Bryce Harper made the Home Run Derby his event. But Tuesday night's All-Star Game was Max Scherzer's moment, and may have signaled a changing of the guard for the face of the Washington Nationals franchise.
Federal Baseball Jul 18, 2018
Wire Taps: Harper didn’t cheat in HRD; Strasburg returns Friday

Wire Taps: Harper didn’t cheat in HRD; Strasburg returns Friday

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news and enjoy two days off to do something other than watch baseball. You’ll make it, we believe in you... All-Star season is over. We got to see Max Scherzer on the hill and Bryce Harper win the Derby. Even if the NL didn’t win, it was everything you could have possibly asked for. We now return to regularly scheduled panic regarding the Washington Nationals: How not to catch a ball at the Home Run Derby (WaPo)Prolific ballhawk and dreamkiller Zack Hample hung out at Nationals Park during the Derby last night, and a Washington Post writer...
www.bostonherald.com Jul 18, 2018
So-so All-Star Game at home for Nationals' Scherzer, Harper

So-so All-Star Game at home for Nationals' Scherzer, Harper

WASHINGTON — For Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and any Nationals Park regulars in attendance, this home All-Star Game probably felt rather familiar. A lot of hype, some so-so performances and, at times, a nearly silent ballpark.Washington righty Scherzer became the first reigning Cy Young Award winner to start a Midsummer Classic at home, and delighted the fans singing his name with four strikeouts in two innings for the National League on Tuesday night — but he also gave up a homer to Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge in what became an 8-6 victory in 10 innings for the American League."I...
Jul 18, 2018
Scherzer's approach mirrors MLB’s current state

Scherzer's approach mirrors MLB’s current state

WASHINGTON • There was a game this season in which Max Scherzer did some enthusiastically dominant Max Scherzer thing, probably against Atlanta. Washington Nationals reliever Ryan Madson leaned over to Sean Doolittle and asked if he recognized the game their…
www.bostonherald.com Jul 18, 2018
Sale, Judge have some fun before teams reheat rivalry

Sale, Judge have some fun before teams reheat rivalry

WASHINGTON — He had jumped all over an 0-1 pitch from hometown hero Max Scherzer and socked it deep to left field for a second-inning home run, and now Aaron Judge was being mobbed by his American League teammates in the third-base dugout at Nationals Park.But one teammate was not on the steps to greet the New York Yankees’ slugging outfielder: Chris Sale.“I was inside (the clubhouse),” said the Red Sox left-hander, who pitched a scoreless first inning, including one pitch that hit 100.7 mph on the radar gun, as the starting AL pitcher in the 89th All-Star Game last night. “I’m...
WTOP Jul 17, 2018

AL bests NL in MLB All-Star Game 8-6

The American League continue their winning streak at Nats Park Tuesday night, beating the National League 5-3 and in the sixth MLB All-Star Game in a row.
Federal Baseball Jul 17, 2018
AL 8-6 over NL in extras in MLB All-Star Game in Nationals Park...

AL 8-6 over NL in extras in MLB All-Star Game in Nationals Park...

Max Scherzer gave up a bomb of a home run Aaron Judge in two innings of work, and Bryce Harper went 0 for 2 with two strikeouts in the 2018 All-Star Game in Nationals Park. WASHINGTON, D.C.: “It’s a great venue for the All-Star Game, our nation’s capital,” Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred told reporters this morning, before the 89th annual MLB All-Star Game. “I think baseball has a unique place in American culture so it’s really fitting that we’re here,” Manfred added. The last time Washington, D.C. hosted an All-Star Game, in 1969 in RFK Stadium, it was the...
WTOP Jul 17, 2018

So-so All-Star Game at home for Nationals’ Scherzer, Harper

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and any Nationals Park regulars in attendance, this home All-Star Game probably felt rather familiar. A lot of hype, some so-so performances and, at times, a nearly…
Pinstripe Alley Jul 17, 2018
Aaron Judge hit a home run off Max Scherzer in the All-Star Game

Aaron Judge hit a home run off Max Scherzer in the All-Star Game

Judge hit an absolute moonshot to give the American League an early lead. Aaron Judge opted to skip the Home Run Derby this year, but he still brought the power to the nation’s capital. The Yankees outfielder put the American League on the board first with a home run off of Max Scherzer. Judge fouled off a first pitch strike — a 95 mph fastball — to start the at-bat. He did the damage on the second pitch, a fastball up and in. He turned on the ball and absolutely crushed it. It was an absolute moonshot of a home run. Just see for yourself: ALL RISE IN THE ALL STAR GAME.Aaron...
WTOP Jul 17, 2018

Photos: 2018 All-Star Game

All-Star Week concluded with the big All-Star Game at Nationals Park in Southeast D.C. Tuesday night.
NorthJersey.com Jul 17, 2018
Aaron Judge cranks HR at MLB All-Star Game off of Max Scherzer

Aaron Judge cranks HR at MLB All-Star Game off of Max Scherzer

Aaron Judge made his presence felt in his second career MLB All-Star Game, launching a homer while representing the Yankees.        
Amazin Avenue Jul 17, 2018
2018 MLB All-Star Game: Lineups, where to watch, and open thread, 7/17/18

2018 MLB All-Star Game: Lineups, where to watch, and open thread, 7/17/18

The Mets’ lone All-Star is Jacob deGrom. The 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is set to take place, weather permitting, in Washington, D.C. tonight. As far as Mets representation goes, it’s just one player: Jacob deGrom. And while he’s the best pitcher in baseball right now, without question, deGrom will pitch behind Max Scherzer, who is among the best pitchers in the game this season and pitching in his home ballpark. Time: 8:00 PM EDTTV: FOX American League lineup Mookie Betts - RFJose Altuve - 2BMike Trout - CFJ.D. Martinez - DHJose Ramirez - 3BAaron Judge - LFManny Machado...
Federal Baseball Jul 17, 2018
2018 MLB All-Star Game GameThread - Nats Park hosts the Midsummer Classic...

2018 MLB All-Star Game GameThread - Nats Park hosts the Midsummer Classic...

Enjoy the All-Star Game tonight, then it’s back to business on Friday night. Unfortunately, Sean Doolittle will miss out on his opportunity to try for a save in the All-Star Game in Nationals Park, but both Max Scherzer, who’s starting the game for the National League, and Bryce Harper, who’s playing center and batting sixth for the NL squad, will be in their in the 89th annual Midsummer Classic. Scherzer told reporters after National League manager Dave Roberts announced him as the starter on Monday that he was looking forward to the experience of pitching in the All-Star Game in his...

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