With a versatile lineup that can generate offense in so many different ways, the Washington Nationals definitely look like a dangerous team come October.
Bryce Harper enraged Braves fans last night, by dragging his foot in such a way so as to kick dirt over the Atlanta ‘A’ while entering the batter’s box at Turner Field.
A day after speculation ran amok of Bryce Harper possibly being demoted, he walked off the Nats with a two-run extra-innings homer to give the Nats the 5-3 victory over the New York Mets.
Matt Williams hammered reporters yesterday for taking liberties with his comments, with regard to possibly sending Bryce Harper to the minors to work through his struggles. Here’s how that speculation ran amok.
Nationals manager Matt Williams lashed out at reporters Wednesday after being asked if he was considering sending slumping Bryce Harper to the minor leagues.
Bryce Harper got doubled up on a fly out. Later, he was retired in a rundown after going too far around second base. The Nationals’ aggressive play wound up costing them in a close game.
Bryce Harper homered and went 3 for 4 for his first multi-hit game since late April, but the Nationals fell 4-2 to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night despite belting out 11 hits.
Although Bryce Harper has struggled this last month, manager Matt Williams warns, when he returns to normal form, “pitchers are gonna pay.”
Nationals manager Matt Williams moved Bryce Harper back to sixth in the batting order Saturday, one day after hitting him second.
GM Mike Rizzo says he and Matt Williams have spoken with Bryce Harper about his comments Monday which seemed to challenge the manager’s lineup decision, saying the “message was delivered and received.”