It’s a good day to be a Nationals fan and a very, very bad day to be a Brewers pitcher. The Nationals hit eight home runs in their first four innings today; five of those home runs were off Michael Blazek in the span of six at-bats in the bottom of the third.
If you are a baseball, I urge you to look away from this video of Bryce Harper mashing the absolute bejeezus out of one of your kin:
Tonight will be the first All-Star Game in 14 years that won’t decide home-field advantage for the World Series (thank goodness), and with the freedom of again having a true exhibition, MLB has the opportunity to get experimental, if it wants. Bryce Harper has a plan:
Javier Báez showed off his range in the third inning against the Nationals tonight, leaping to snare a ball that seemingly was all but guaranteed to find the gap and become a hit. That he made it look so easy is just testament to how smooth a fielder he is:
A few weeks after suspending Hunter Strickland six games for his brawl with Bryce Harper, MLB tried to directly spin a profit from the fight—selling off his game-worn jersey on the league’s official online auction site, advertising the fact that he was ejected while wearing it. And then a few hours before bidding was…
After a fight like the one that Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland kicked off this weekend, a raft of suspensions was inevitable. MLB announced this evening that Harper would be suspended for four games and Hunter Strickland will have to sit out six. Both players will appeal the decisions and both received fines.
It’s not a hard and fast rule, but you can usually tell just how selfish and stupid a pitcher’s decision to throw at a batter is by looking at his catcher. Go back to yesterday’s boxing match between Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland, and notice how Buster Posey had no desire to step out from behind the plate and…
Hunter Strickland drilled Bryce Harper with an eighth-inning pitch that sparked a brouhaha between the Giants and Nationals today in San Francisco.
The Nationals have avoided arbitration with superstar Bryce Harper for next year, agreeing to terms of $21.625 million for the 2018 season—the right fielder’s last year guaranteed in Washington before he hits free agency.
Bryce Harper sent a Jordan Lyles fastball to the tree-laden Rockies bullpen this afternoon. He stood and admired the shot for a second, as he should have. There’s no choice but to marvel at a perfect bat-on-ball THWACK like this one.
Bryce Harper hit a pair of home runs yesterday, the second a walk-off shot lifting the Nationals to a 6-4 win over the Phillies. Harper has hit 18 of his 125 career homers against the Phillies—more than he’s hit against any team other than the Marlins.
Bryce Harper won’t be a free agent until after the 2018 season, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early for everyone to start stressing the hell out over how much money he is going to cost. According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the Nationals have already started discussing a possible extension with Harper, and they…
Julio Urias got out of the fifth inning of tonight’s game against the Nationals with a brilliant pickoff of Bryce Harper. He spent most of Jayson Werth’s at-bat trying to get Bryce Harper out at first, and after a few tries, he finally got him.
Maybe this is weird to say, but I don’t think any player in baseball is as visually captivating as Bryce Harper. The home runs and helmet-ditching sprints from home to second—all produced by that loopy, torquing swing of his—are an easy sell, but there’s also just something about the way Harper looks.
Strong-as-hell swimming champion Katie Ledecky is from Washington D.C., and the Nationals invited her to come throw the first pitch tonight before their game against the Orioles. She arrived, as well she should, decked out in all five of her recently-acquired Olympic medals. Thankfully, Bryce Harper was kind enough to…
If you throw that fastball as straight as an arrow and lay it right over the middle of the plate, you’re liable to watch it fly all the way out of the ballpark. Bud Norris did just that against Bryce Harper, who proceeded to jerk a big dong to the third deck.
Look, Bryce Harper has been sort of grumpy fella lately, on account of everyone is walking him and pitching around him like he’s Babe Ruth or something. Not so much tonight. Mike Leake hung a pitch against Harper this evening so he sent it to the third deck.
The last time Matt Harvey and Stephen Strasburg faced off in Queens, fans spent much of the night chanting “Harvey’s better!” Last night, a rain of boos.