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By Ted Cruz
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Topic - Bryce Harper
After a sluggish return from the DL, Bryce Harper has finally rediscovered his hitting stroke over the last two weeks.
With a red-hot July, Denard Span has turned his season around and quieted skeptics of the Nationals' center fielder.
After amassing a 6-0 lead, the Nationals crumbled in Miami on their way to a 7-6 walk-off loss to the Marlins. Details here from CSN Insider Mark Zuckerman.
Cueto tossed seven scoreless innings, striking out nine to lower his ERA to a 2.08. The Reds right-hander was aided by some questionable base running on the Nationals' part, most notably by Bryce Harper.
Bryce Harper debuted a new batting stance on Friday night and the result was three hits and a home run.
No team in the NL has a better run differential (plus-61). That's a good predictor of which teams will make the playoffs. The starting rotation, missing Doug Fister for five weeks with an elbow injury and Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) for a month, still has a 3.28 ERA, third in the sport. The bullpen also ranks third overall (2.67 ERA). This is still a club built around its pitching. The offense just has to be good enough.
Bryce Harper hit his first post-DL homer last night, but the Nationals star is still battling his way out of a lengthy slump.
The Nationals lost to the Phillies 6-2 on a night where starter Jordan Zimmermann was injured and left early.
His absence from the field this year probably hasn't helped; Harper missed just over two months after undergoing surgery on his thumb in late April, and has struggled at the plate since rejoining the lineup.
Harper's timing at the plate has been off since his return, with his batting average in July sitting at an inauspicious .120 entering play Thursday.
Since returning from a nine-week absence in late June, Bryce Harper has yet to find his form on offense. It's only been seven games, but the guy who hit three home runs in his final rehab outing has yet to show up. After going 0-for-3 with two walks in the Nats' loss to the Orioles on Monday night, Harper is now 4-for-24 with 10 strikeouts since coming back. While he waits for his swing to click, manager Matt Williams insists he is seeing measured signs of progress in the young star.
The Nationals will have the same positional players starting for a fifth straight game. The batting order against the Cubs, that's a bit different. So is Chicago's starting pitching after a blockbuster trade.
Even though the Nationals have a season-high five game winning streak, manager Matt Williams made a batting order change, one involving Bryce Harper.
The Nationals' winning streak is no more, but their losing skid against Jason Hammel remains as Chicago defeated Washington 7-2 on Independence Day
Bryce Harper is batting sixth for the third straight night, but manager Matt Williams says that won't remain the case all season.
"He hung a breaking ball, and I just got under it a little bit," he said. "If I catch it out front a little bit, it might be a different story. Dunner, he's pretty dang good, throws about 95. I was sitting on a slider and got it. Just missed it."
"I feel good," he said. "I try to come in here every single day and try to get better and have good ABs. That's pretty much it."