All of Bryce Harper’s Nationals teammates want to talk about his new, bulky physique, it seems. The latest to give comment is Denard Span, who compared Harper to ex-NFL linebacker Brian Urlacher.
The Nationals are reportedly hearing offers for center fielder Denard Span, just one year after acquiring him through trade, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Welcome to October 16, 2013, otherwise known as Bryce Harper’s 21st birthday. With Nationals players sprawled all across the country, the only thing keeping them connected is Twitter, which is where Denard Span took to celebrate the bday — by tweeting pics of children’s toys.
Davey Johnson was lively in his weekly appearance with the Junkies Wednesday morning, after against all odds, his Nats took two-of-two against the Braves yesterday, including one 9th-inning comeback. Still a longshot to make the playoffs, “anything can happen.”
Shortstop Andrelton Simmons allowed Denard Span’s grounder to bounce through his legs for a game-ending, two-run error, lifting the Washington Nationals over the Atlanta Braves 6-5 Tuesday in the makeup on a series opener postponed by a shooting rampage a day earlier at the nearby Navy Yard.
Denard Span was in the middle of discussing his 26-game hitting streak when cheers, claps and whoops erupted from out-of-sight sections of the Washington Nationals clubhouse.
Denard Span scored the go-ahead run on pinch-hitter Chad Tracy’s grounder in the 13th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Thursday after Stephen Strasburg blew a three-run lead in the ninth.
Denard Span made a diving catch in deep center field with two runners on base for the final out, and the Washington Nationals held off the San Francisco Giants 6-5 Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Denard Span had three hits, including a tiebreaking two-out RBI double in the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 Sunday.
Spring Training is a time for players to ease into their seasonal routines and for fans to familiarize themselves with a team’s newest acquisitions. Sometimes they learn all kinds of things about them, like an outfielder’s irrational fear of birds … and fish.