Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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.

Bote Man Posted: May 04, 2012 at 01:42 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: nationals

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Bote Man 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. Stormy JE Posted: May 04, 2012 at 12:20 PM (#4123462)
Harper acknowledged afterward that he did not touch first base.
   9. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner 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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Phil Birnbaum
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOMNICHATTER for the weekend of June 16-17, 2018
(166 - 7:47pm, Jun 17)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim

NewsblogDodgers' surprise ace makes All-Star case in win over Giants
(40 - 7:43pm, Jun 17)
Last: Biff, highly-regarded young guy

NewsblogDrink your Orioles pain away: This Baltimore bar is offering free shots every time Chris Davis gets a hit
(30 - 7:38pm, Jun 17)
Last: Biff, highly-regarded young guy

NewsblogOTP 2018 June 11: Sports, politics conflicted 50 years ago with mourning of RFK's death
(1248 - 7:35pm, Jun 17)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogOT: Soccer Thread (World Cup)
(411 - 7:35pm, Jun 17)
Last: Biff, highly-regarded young guy

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (April - June 2018)
(3670 - 7:30pm, Jun 17)
Last: Omineca Greg

NewsblogOT - 2018 NBA Summer Potpourri (finals, draft, free agency, Colangelo dragging)
(1112 - 7:29pm, Jun 17)
Last: smileyy

NewsblogGrumpy Gossage Napalms His Bridges:BWitz:NYT (reg req.)
(8 - 6:58pm, Jun 17)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogFormer MLB pitcher Kevin Brown reportedly held two mail thieves at gunpoint until police arrived
(142 - 4:24pm, Jun 17)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogEvery MLB Logo Ranked, with Bonus Criticism by a Designer
(80 - 1:25pm, Jun 17)
Last: Jess Franco

NewsblogRoyals outfielder Jorge Soler has fractured bone in left foot, will undergo CT scan
(4 - 11:39am, Jun 17)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network)

NewsblogAngels Place Garrett Richards, Nick Tropeano, Zack Cozart, Jim Johnson On 10-Day DL
(2 - 7:30pm, Jun 16)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogDeadspin: What Do We Think Of This Old Video Of An Umpire Handling An Extremely Pissed Terry Collins?
(27 - 4:23pm, Jun 16)
Last: Hecubot

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-13-2018
(25 - 1:38pm, Jun 16)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

Gonfalon CubsClicking
(40 - 1:37pm, Jun 16)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

Page rendered in 0.2419 seconds
46 querie(s) executed