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The Baseball Show: How can Nats fix their defense?

Apr 25, 2014, 12:38 PM EDT

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On Thursday’s episode of ‘The Baseball Show,’ Mark discussed the Nationals’ defensive problems with Rob Carlin and Joe Orsulak. The Nats currently lead the majors with 25 errors in 23 games, and it’s continuing to cost them.

Also, below is a segment I did on the comparisons between Bryce Harper and Mike Trout. Though everyone in the media was playing up the narrative, Harper did his best to downplay the hype.

  1. tcostant - Apr 25, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Did anyone notice that Harper was jogging on the double in extra innings?

    The biggest crock, is that the prevents injury when the fact is, if he was simply running at regualr speed he would have had a stand up double. By jogging and then turning on the jets, he needed to slide (head first if I remember right, but it was late) and the risk of injury is much greater (just ask Ryan Zimmerman).

    Get with the program Bryce!

    • David Proctor - Apr 25, 2014 at 2:19 PM

      I did, but everyone not named Ian Desmond is probably jogging there, too. He was going fast enough that he made it to second and despite what FP said, it wasn’t all that close.

      • Sec 3 My Sofa - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:23 PM

        When you jog out of the batters box on a fly ball that gets misplayed, you have to slide hard into second. When you slide hard into second, you break your thumb and go on the DL. When you go on the DL some young hotshot takes your job. When you lose your job you get traded and have to do cheesy commercials.

        Don’t do cheesy commercials, hustle out of the box.

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 75 57 --
ATLANTA 70 64 6.0
MIAMI 65 67 10.0
NEW YORK 62 72 14.0
PHILADELPHIA 61 72 14.5
Through Thursday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
FRI: Nats at Mariners, 10:10 p.m.
SAT: Nats at Mariners, 9:10 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Mariners, 4:10 p.m.
MON: Nats at Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Dodgers, 4:10 p.m.
THU: OFF
Full season schedule

Mark joins Rob Carlin and Joe Orsulak every Thursday at 4 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet for a half-hour show on the Nats, Orioles and rest of MLB. Re-airs Thursdays at 11:30 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

ON THE RADIO

As ESPN-980 AM's Nats Insider, Mark makes daily appearances on the station's various shows. Here's the 2014 schedule (subject to change)...

MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.

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