Category Archives: HARPER

Nats Farm Report Week Ending May 22

by Tyler Radecki, Staff Writer
AAA Syracuse Chiefs, AAA International League: (18-22, 3rd in North Division)
Pitching Report –
Ross Detwiler: Detwiler turned in his fourth consecutive start giving up four runs or more on Thursday night, going five innings with five hits, four earned runs, four walks, and three strikeouts against Norfolk. It’s now been just about a month since his last “good” Continue reading

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Nats Farm Report Week Ending May 15

by Tyler Radecki, Staff Writer
Syracuse Chiefs, AAA International League (13-22)
Pitching Report –
Ross Detwiler: Detwiler started off the season strong, but has struggled in his last three starts. He pitched twice last week against the Durham Bulls, losing both  Last Saturday he gave up four runs on six hits and three walk in six innings, then Friday he cruised for six innings before he fell Continue reading

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GAME 36 REVIEW: Desmond Double in 11th Vaults Nats to Victory

When Eric Hinske homered for the Atlanta Braves in the bottom of the seventh off Washington Nationals reliever Doug Slaten for an insurance run that gave the homestanding Braves a 3-1 lead, it could have spelled doom for the Nats.  And when the Braves went to closer Craig Kimbel in the ninth for the save, it should have been lights out, as the Nationals were winless this season when trailing Continue reading


Bryce Harper and His Path to the Show

One look at the stats page for the Hagerstown Suns tells you an awful lot about where Bryce Harper is in his progression to the Major Leagues.  His numbers, through 30 games, fairly pop off the page.
30 games, .377/.459/.679/1.138, 11 2Bs, 7 HRs, 25 RBIs, 5-for-7 stolen bases, one outfield error.
Pretty impressive.
Harper earned the low-A South Atlantic League player of the week honors for last Continue reading


Nats Knock Off Yankees, Harper Re-Assigned to Hagerstown

Derek Norris is congratulated by Brian Bixler for his game-winning pinch-hit. (C.Nichols/Nats News Network)
Derek Norris hit a blast to the left-center field warning track with the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the ninth inning, leading the Washington Nationals to a 6-5 win over a bunch of guys wearing New York Yankees jerseys before a capacity crowd at Space Coast Stadium on a Continue reading

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Thursday’s Nationals Spring Training Workout Roundup

By all accounts of this morning’s first official workouts, Chien-Ming Wang still isn’t close to throwing full out from a mound.
From Zuckerman:  Now, I’m by no means a pitching expert, and my eye for these things isn’t anywhere in the same area code as Steve McCatty and the rest of the coaching staff. But Wang sure wasn’t throwing the ball with much oomph. He’s got a very Continue reading

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Bryce Harper Opens to Rave Reviews in Arizona Fall League Play

I am not in Arizona, so I did not see Bryce Harper’s debut in the Arizona Fall League last night with the Scottsdale Scorpions.  But I’ve spoken with a couple who did witness the event, and I’ve read all the accounts and can link a few here for you.
Let’s start with the results:  Harper went 1-for-4 with a two-RBI ground rule double in his last at bat.  His outs were a towering pop fly to short Continue reading

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Nationals to Send Harper to Arizona Fall League’s Bill Ladson just reported that the Washington Nationals have assigned Bryce Harper to the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League, joining some of the Nats other top prospects in the prestigious developmental league.
Here’s the entirety of Ladson’s story:  The Nationals have decided that outfielder Bryce Harper will play for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League, Continue reading

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Bryce Harper Introduced: "I can’t wait to show ‘em what I can do."

Bryce Harper was introduced today as a member of the Washington Nationals (Photo by Ian Koski/Nats Daily News)
The Washington Nationals introduced their newest prodigy, 17-year old outfielder Bryce Harper, to the media and Nationals fans with a press conference before tonight’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
The remarkably composed and well-spoken Harper, who should be getting ready for Continue reading

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