Bryce Harper entered today with a major-league leading seven home runs, and he didn’t waste any time in boosting that total tonight. In the first inning of this evening’s game against the New York Mets, he took a Jacob deGrom fastball deep—and broke his bat at the same time, leaving him clutching just a sliver of the…
The Nats—who’ve been playing like the friggin’ Nots to start this season—came into Saturday at risk of getting swept at home by the Colorado Rockies after getting dropped Thursday and Friday in crappy, dispiriting performances. Desperate times, my friends:
Bryce Harper hit the dick off two baseballs during yesterday’s 6-5 win over the Reds, and the second dinger was a particular source of embarrassment for one of the Cincinnati fans in attendance.
The Marlins are a cynical disaster of a franchise with no apparent interest in winning baseball games, and the obviousness of all that has put the actual members of the team in a tough spot. The players on the Marlins still have to go out and play 162 games and pretend like the reason for them taking the field every…
The Washington Post reported today that Bryce Harper will be activated Monday after missing 40 games due to an injured WHOA HEY VICTOR ROBLES DID SOMETHING.
Here’s a swerving, M. Night Shyamalan-esque update on Bryce Harper’s knee injury, sustained Saturday night in Washington’s win over the Giants:
First pitch in Washington was delayed three hours Saturday night and there was still a steady drizzle when the game got underway. While attempting to run out a ground ball in the first inning, Bryce Harper hit first base awkwardly and slipped on the slick surface. He immediately fell to the ground clutching his knee…
The Marlins lost 3-2 to the Nationals last night after surrendering a 2-1 lead in the sixth when Bryce Harper banged an RBI double off the right-field wall. Getting beat by a player as good as Harper isn’t anything to be ashamed of, except when he was never supposed to be given the chance in the first place.
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.