Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will be out of the starting lineup with a left hand injury for Saturday’s game against the San Diego Padres, but available to pinch-hit.
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.
“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.
Bryce Harper will start Sunday in for the Nationals a day after he was replaced in the sixth inning 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.
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.
Jayson Werth’s homer scored three unearned runs against Jose Fernandez, and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the Miami Marlins 6-3 Wednesday.
Watch Bryce Harper’s just-released Gatorade commercial set the background of “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses. It’s extremely intense.
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.
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.