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Latest Davey Johnson Items
During the first five innings Wednesday night, Danny Espinosa sent a rocket home run to right field and Ryan Zimmerman did the same to left. The Washington Nationals' first four runs came out of their No. 2 and 3 hitters via the home run.
About a month ago, long before Davey Johnson thought he'd be making himself comfortable inside the manager's office at Nationals Park, he came to Washington on an off day for the major league club and found shortstop Ian Desmond getting in some extra hitting.
Taking a long-awaited next step in his progression from former No. 1 overall pick to major league baseball player, Bryce Harper was promoted from low Single-A Hagerstown to Double-A Harrisburg on Monday.
Amid the prodigious numbers that made him a candidate for the All-Star Game - and keep him in Rookie of the Year conversations - it's easy to forget that Danny Espinosa is playing a new position.
Stuck with an injury-stricken squad, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson turned to usual left fielder Laynce Nix before the top of the seventh inning Monday and, in desperate need of a first baseman, asked the towering Texan when the last time he played the position was.
It's been a week since Davey Johnson came to the Washington Nationals' rescue and became their manager.
The dam finally broke for the Washington Nationals on Sunday.
Down in the batting cage in the bowels of Nationals Park, Ivan Rodriguez had just begun to settle in Saturday night. He'd taken exactly five swings during the bottom of the eighth inning when he popped his head back into the dugout and manager Davey Johnson told him that his practice session was over.
Before his first home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, manager Davey Johnson spent some time reflecting on his fond memories of the Washington, D.C. area.