Bryce Harper

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25:  Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on April 25th, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.  (Photo: Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Strasburg Pitches 7 Scoreless Innings in Nats 11-1 Win

Thanks to their pitching, the San Diego Padres have hovered around the .500 mark despite having the second-lowest batting average in the National League.

04/26/2014

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 13: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals reacts after being thrown out at second base in the 3rd inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on April 13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Williams on Benching Harper: You Never Touch the Bag ‘You Can Never Be Safe’

“If you never touch the bag, you can never be safe,” Matt Williams said of benching Bryce Harper. He also said Harper hit 6th Tuesday because he doesn’t “see the ball very well” against Tyler Skaggs.

04/23/2014

Washington Nationals v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two

Harper Back in Nats Lineup After Benching

Bryce Harper will start Sunday in for the Nationals a day after he was replaced in the sixth inning for lack of hustle.

04/20/2014

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 13: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals reacts after being thrown out at second base in the 3rd inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on April 13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Bryce Harper Benched for ‘Lack of Hustle’

Bryce Harper was benched for “lack of hustle” in the Nationals 4-3 home loss to the Cardinals on Saturday, a decision which manager Matt Williams made for the young slugger’s failure “inability to run 90 feet,” he said after the game.

04/19/2014

Center fielder Denard Span #2 tends to right fielder Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals after Harper was shaken up running into the wall chasiing a triple hit by A.J. Ellis of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on May 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Johnny Bench Lauds Bryce Harper, Takes Running-Into-Walls Shot

Hall of fame catcher Johnny Bench lauded Bryce Harper of the Nationals for his talent in a recent interview, while also taking a shot about his durability and inability to avoid running into outfield walls.

04/17/2014

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 16: Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals hits during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on April 16, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Werth HR Helps Nats Rally Past Marlins, 6-3

Jayson Werth’s homer scored three unearned runs against Jose Fernandez, and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the Miami Marlins 6-3 Wednesday.

04/16/2014

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Watch Bryce Harper’s Intense New Gatorade Commercial

Watch Bryce Harper’s just-released Gatorade commercial set the background of “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses. It’s extremely intense.

04/16/2014

Bryce Harper hits a two-run triple during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on April 14, 2014 in Miami, Fla. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Nats Hand Marlins 8th Straight Loss

Jordan Zimmermann bounced back from the shortest start of his career to pitch seven innings and lead the Washington Nationals to a 9-2 win over the Miami Marlins.

04/14/2014

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Werth’s Grand Slam Lifts Nats Past Marlins

Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper each delivered his first homer of the season as Washington overcame deficits of 5-0 and 7-6 in a topsy-turvy game.

04/09/2014

Anthony Rendon celebrates the Nationals Opening Day win with teammates Jayson Werth and Ian Desmond. Washington defeated the New York Mets 9-7 in 10 innings. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Opener Could Set Tone For Nats

Yesterday’s 9-7 victory on Opening Day at Citi Field was a very good sign for the Washington Nationals.

04/01/2014

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