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.
“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.
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.”
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.”
Nationals manager Matt Williams spoke candidly in front of fans, for 106.7 The Fan’s “Chalk Talk” on Monday. Here are some news and notes from the evening.
We’re used to craziness in D.C. sports, but the events that took place from Monday afternoon until Wednesday last night were pretty incredible.
Nats bench coach Randy Knorr told the Junkies how he reacted to hearing Matt Williams had been hired as manager, over him: “I called a couple buddies of mine and said, ‘Hey, meet me at the golf course. We’re gonna get drunk!’”
Last season started so perfectly for the Washington Nationals. This season they’re hoping for the same — but with a different finish to the year.
The Nats are just too talented not to reach postseason. And in baseball, over 162 games, talent is almost always decisive.
Taylor Jordan made his case to manager Matt Williams in the battle for the fifth starter spot in the Nationals rotation.