Davey Johnson addressed Tuesday night’s brawl between the Nats and Braves, and along with saying he believed Julio Teheran plunked Bryce Harper on purpose, one overwhelming takeaway came through: “Things will even out. They Always do.”
Bryce Harper was drilled by Braves’ pitcher Julio Tehran Tuesday night, sparking a benches clearing near-brawl on the field, and a Twitter war between organizations off it.
Bob Nightengale of the USA Today was one of the lone national voices urging to silence the preseason crowning of the Nationals, validating his further assertion that they also won’t be the long-term juggernaut they’ve been touted to be.
The Washington Nationals have extended GM Mike Rizzo to a long-term contract, and promoted him to President of Baseball Operations and General Manager, according to a press release issued by the organization Thursday night.
Daniel Murphy homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs and Jenrry Mejia pitched seven innings in his season debut as the Mets defeated the Nationals 11-0 Friday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
Davey Johnson was tossed from the game, arguing a called strike three in the fifth inning as the Nats led the Pirates 4-1 on Thursday. To even things out, Pirates’ skipper Clint Hurdle was also tossed a little more than an inning later.
Pirates Pedro Alvarez homered off an otherwise-dominant Stephen Strasburg, leading Pittsburgh past Washington 4-2 Wednesday night.
Davey Johnson gave a heartfelt weekly address to the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan Wednesday, acknowledging he fought with Mike Rizzo over Rick Eckstein’s firing, and while he’s trying to remain optimistic about the season, there was on overriding sense of defeat in his words.
Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of two-run homers to back a solid outing by right-hander Charlie Morton, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the skidding Washington Nationals 6-5 Monday night.
Mayor Vincent Gray said in his weekly radio address exclusive to All-News 99.1 WNEW, “it’s time for the All-Star game for the nation’s pastime to return to the nation’s capital.”