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Topic - Lee Kuntz
Nationals head trainer Lee Kuntz, also honored as an All-Star this year, monitored Harper closely Monday night, mostly trying to ensure that the 20-year-old stayed hydrated enough during the nearly three-hour competition.
As blood dripped down his neck and head trainer Lee Kuntz examined him Monday night, Harper tried to convince manager Davey Johnson that he could stay in the game. That wasn't happening.
The impetus behind a lineup switch, manager Davey Johnson said, came back to the idea that the Nationals are still searching for a lineup that works and has someone who can get on base in front of Bryce Harper in the No. 3 spot. Steve Lombardozzi may be the guy who can do that
Bryce Harper reached base for the 10th consecutive plate appearance Tuesday afternoon, walking in his third at-bat after getting hits in his previous nine, to bring his spring training batting average to .476.
Washington Nationals right-hander Chien-Ming Wang was sent for more tests on his strained left hamstring Thursday afternoon while the rest of the Nationals were left to wait and hope for the best.
As Stephen Strasburg's rebuilt right elbow continues to heal from Tommy John surgery, one question follows the pitcher. How many innings will he throw next season?
John Lannan hunched over in a crouch on the front of the mound at Nationals Park on Friday night likely in complete shock. The searing pain that would run through his body had probably not yet set in. Neither had the fact that he'd just taken Ty Wigginton's liner off his face in the fourth inning, barely deflecting the comebacker with his glove.
The scene fans had longed to see finally played out at Nationals Park on Tuesday afternoon. After missing 58 games, Ryan Zimmerman was standing at third base taking grounders several hours before the Washington Nationals played the St. Louis Cardinals.
Stephen Strasburg can't pitch. He throws - playing catch every other day in right field at the Nationals' spring training home with head athletic trainer Lee Kuntz - and he takes pitchers' fielding practice, and he works out.
Mike Stanton had five hits and four RBIs and Chris Volstad won his third game against the Washington Nationals this season in the Florida Marlins' 9-5 victory Wednesday night.
After the worst outing of Stephen Strasburg's major league career, Washington Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty was asked how he expects the rookie sensation to respond to a taste of trouble.
Stephen Strasburg threw on Sunday for the first time since he was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 29, and everything went well.
Nationals rookie right-hander Stephen Strasburg first sensed tightness in his pitching shoulder "a couple days ago," he said Wednesday, chalking it up to "kind of hitting the wall a little bit."
Nationals rookie right-hander Stephen Strasburg says he first felt tightness in his pitching shoulder "a couple days ago" and chalks it up to "kind of hitting the wall a little bit."
"I was out there the whole time," Kuntz said. "It was like three different [batting practice] sessions. When you watch those competitions over the years, the guy who hits all the home runs, he's always exhausted [by the end]."
'Could he scratch his back this morning?'" Kuntz said. "He's all right."