A brief but uncharacteristic and untimely bout of wildness cost Gio Gonzalez.
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.
Bryce Harper's first day in the major leagues came with all the hype one would expect for the player dubbed "Baseball's Chosen One" when he was only 16 years old.
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.
Bryce Harper joined the Nationals on Saturday night, and the general theme of his teammates, coaches and manager Davey Johnson was that baseball is just baseball.
The Washington Nationals didn't anticipate Bryce Harper's major league debut to come this quickly, this hurriedly and on a weekend series across the country. But already without their cleanup hitter and needing to put third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the disabled list with right AC joint inflammation, the Nationals made the decision to call-up baseball's most hyped power-hitting prospect.
The Washington Nationals announced three roster moves on Friday.
Bryce Harper tends to do things ahead of schedule, so it should surprise no one that he's already heading to the major leagues.
The Washington Nationals put Michael Morse on "total shutdown mode" for the next six weeks after he aggravated his right lat strain this week, leaving them without their cleanup hitter until at least June.