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Friday, May 04, 2012

Nationals: Harper Impresses, LaRoche to DL

It was the worst of times:
LaRoche out with oblique strain

Surprisingly, LaRoche is the Nats’ OPS+ leader at 148. They will now show how a baseball game can be won with only pitching, but no offense whatsoever.

It was the best of times:
Instinctive Harper leads Nats again

It was the worst of times:
LaRoche out with oblique strain

Surprisingly, LaRoche is the Nats’ OPS+ leader at 148. They will now show how a baseball game can be won with only pitching, but no offense whatsoever.

boteman Posted: May 04, 2012 at 01:42 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. boteman Posted: May 04, 2012 at 08:41 AM (#4123272)
I have no idea what happened up above.

Even Barry Savalaga weighs in on the attendance at Nationals Park not tracking with the buzz being created by the Nats on the field.

Nats attendance lags

It's April. These were weekday games. The Caps. The Nats aint the Skins. Give them time, they have Presidents to wine and dine. Then the forecast calls for thunderboomies each afternoon this weekend.

On the other side of the equation, the hated Phillies are in town with their fans in tow on "Take Back Our Park" weekend. We shall see how this plays out, but I predict a blood feud.
   2. sjberke Posted: May 04, 2012 at 09:12 AM (#4123294)
Er...the heading's a little wrong...LaRoche is NOT on the DL..as of now he is supposed to be out 3-4 days (of course that's always subject to change)
   3. TerpNats Posted: May 04, 2012 at 11:07 AM (#4123404)
They will now show how a baseball game can be won with only pitching, but no offense whatsoever.
Cue the 1965 Dodgers.
   4. Cowboy Popup Posted: May 04, 2012 at 11:08 AM (#4123407)
Cue the 1965 Dodgers.

Or even the 2003 Dodgers!
   5. Greg K Posted: May 04, 2012 at 11:48 AM (#4123435)
I realize Harper's been great so far and had another key hit last night. But there's something funny about praising a guy's instincts in a game where he forgot to touch first base.
   6. zack Posted: May 04, 2012 at 12:06 PM (#4123448)
#5: well he actually did touch the base.
   7. Greg K Posted: May 04, 2012 at 12:14 PM (#4123458)
Did he?
I actually only saw the initial replay once. It looked awfully close but my instinct was "no". I wouldn't be surprised if subsequent replays showed that to be incorrect.

Of course, he could have avoided the whole issue by stepping on the bag rather than grazing it with his pinky toe.
   8. JE (Jason) Posted: May 04, 2012 at 12:20 PM (#4123462)
Harper acknowledged afterward that he did not touch first base.
   9. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: May 04, 2012 at 06:53 PM (#4123715)
When it comes to lying about injuries, Bill Belichick has absolutely nothing on the Nationals. The Hoodie is a veritable font of honesty and forthrightness compared to team Lerner.
   10. Greg K Posted: May 04, 2012 at 07:44 PM (#4123754)
As a fan my policy on injuries is the team can tell me whatever the hell they like so long as they themselves know what they're doing with the body in question.

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