Standings via MLB.com
You probably know by now: teenaged Bryce Harper has a pretty swell mohawk (keep the dream alive!) And he was just called up for the Nats on Saturday, albeit early, to fill in for the ailing Ryan Zimmerman, who is on the 15 day DL. Um, of course this one will go down in history as Bryce Harper’s first major league hit… along with the full moon (or were there three?) that was out behind home plate. You stay classy, Los Angeles. Unfortunately Matt Kemp blasted a walk off home run to take home the win for the Boys in Blue. But don’t let those guys rain on your parade, Harpy.
In other news, Tyler Moore is joining the squad because Mark DeRosa is disabled with an oblique strain.
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Did you catch Dan Uggla’s terribly wonderful outfield grab from Friday? He and Pastornicky had a bit of a romp on the grass. Check out the video. At first I was facepalming like: “GUYS! COMMUNICATE!” And then it was wincing like… “Yikes… this might end in a lot of pain…” But then there were backflips and acrobatics and no stunt doubles involved… and he actually caught the ball. Boom. Baseball.
Unff. Chipper Jones is experiencing pain in his left knee, which has caused him strife in the past, and has already been… surgerized… for a torn meniscus.
Brian McCann might be back Monday after he strained his intercostal against the Pirates on Friday evening, leaving the game early.
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