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Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals looks on after striking out in the first inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 13, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Williams: It’s Coming for Bryce, and When it Does, ‘Pitchers Are Gonna Pay’

Although Bryce Harper has struggled this last month, manager Matt Williams warns, when he returns to normal form, “pitchers are gonna pay.”

07/18/2014

Manager Matt Williams #9 of the Washington Nationals walks onto the field to challenge a play in the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on June 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Matt Williams, After Pregame Presser Interrupted: ‘Am I Bothering You Guys?’

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Matt Williams had his daily pregame press conference interrupted ahead of the Nationals-Orioles game Tuesday afternoon. Traditionally, once the manager walks into the media room room — located in the bowels of Nationals […]

07/09/2014

Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals makes a catch in left field during the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on June 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Williams Doesn’t Rule Out Zimmerman Return to Third

Matt Williams offered high praise of Ryan Zimmerman for his first-career appearance in left field, but hasn’t ruled out moving him back to third before Bryce Harper’s return.

06/04/2014

Matt Williams during Spring Training in Florida. (Photo by Sheahin/Sousa/Special to WJFK)

Matt Williams Involved in Hit-and-Run Live on The Radio

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams was involved in a hit-and-run, as part of a high speed chase while doing an phone interview live on the radio with the Sports Junkies in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

05/07/2014

Catcher Jose Lobaton #59 talks with pitcher Tyler Clippard #36 of the Washington Nationals on the mound after Clippard gave up a three RBI double to the Los Angeles Angels in the eighth inning of the Nationals 4-2 loss at Nationals Park on April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Williams Not Bailing on Tyler Clippard ‘The Unprecedented King of the 8th Inning’

Tyler Clippard has had a rough April, but Matt Williams insists he’s not giving up on him as the setup man for the Washington Nationals: “Tyler Clippard, is the unprecedented king of the eighth inning.”

04/23/2014

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

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

Manager Matt Williams #9 of the Washington Nationals looks on from the dugout during the third inning against the Atlanta Braves during the Nationals home opener at Nationals Park on April 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Matt Williams Perplexed by Nats-Braves Matchup

“It’s tough because you play other teams, you feel good about other teams, and then all of a sudden nothing works when you play one particular team,” Matt Williams said, when asked why the Nats cannot beat the Braves.

04/16/2014

Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals throws out Daniel Descalso #33 of the St. Louis Cardinals during the fourth inning at Busch Stadium on September 25, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals won 4-1 to sweep the Nationals. (Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Matt Williams: Ryan Zimmerman’s ‘Got an Arthritic Shoulder’

Nationals manager Matt Williams revealed a new detail about Ryan Zimmerman’s ongoing shoulder issues at 106.7 The Fan’s “Chalk Talk”: “Ryan’s got an arthritic shoulder.”

04/08/2014

28 Jul 1996: Outfielder Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammate Matt Williams (right) as he crosses home plate following a home run during the Giants 10-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. (Credit: Otto Greule Jr/Stringer/Getty Images)

Matt Williams Doesn’t Think Barry Bonds Will ‘Even Be Considered’ for Hall of Fame

Nationals manager Matt Williams was asked whether his former teammate, Barry Bonds, will ever be enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. His response: “I don’t think it’s gonna happen.”

04/08/2014

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