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When Washington outfielder Jayson Werth walked off the field at Nationals Park on Sunday night, head down and clutching his left wrist, more than one stomach churned. Not only did Werth look to be in significant pain, but a ligament injury to the same wrist in 2005 nearly ended his career.
Henry Rodriguez knows what it's like to surrender a home run. But it's not a feeling he's all that familiar with. His stuff, as good as it is, makes it difficult for hitters to generate solid contact.
When it was over, when the Philadelphia Phillies had announced that they weren't ready just to hand the Washington Nationals the division in May by avoiding a series sweep, the Nationals had much bigger things to worry about.
If there has been anything truly surprising about Bryce Harper's first week in the major leagues, it's the way he's been pitched. How exactly is that? "Like he's Babe Ruth," one scout said.
The moment the ball hit his bat, Wilson Ramos knew. He flung his arms out, dropped his bat and lifted his hands above his head. He held the pose all the way to first base, as his teammates poured out of the Washington Nationals' dugout, the clock inching toward 11 p.m., and the raucous Nationals Park crowd showering them with adulation.
In the late innings of Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bryce Harper showed what he could do for the Washington Nationals during his major league debut.
The Washington Nationals were the recipients of three errors by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, the 2011 Cy Young Award winner, had no intention of being so charitable.
Ryan Zimmerman sat and watched from the dugout Wednesday, helpless to his team for the time being with inflammation in his right AC joint. Michael Morse was thousands of miles away, two weeks into a six-week rest period for his torn right lat muscle.
Standing in the Nationals' clubhouse after a 3-2 extra-innings win over the Miami Marlins, shortstop Ian Desmond wore a shirt that read "Better Every Day."