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  1. An epic debut, a crushing loss

    Apr 29, 2012, 7:08 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Matt Kemp watches his game-winning homer soar to center field. LOS ANGELES — It was everything Bryce Harper dreamed it might be, and maybe even a little more than he ever imagined. A raucous, sellout crowd in an iconic ballpark. A laser beam of a double off the base of the center-field…

  2. Instant analysis: Dodgers 4, Nats 3 (10)

    Apr 29, 2012, 4:38 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper watches his first career hit (a double) sail to deep center field. Game in a nutshell: A game with all sorts of delicious storylines — including Bryce Harper's debut and Stephen Strasburg's first career start in Southern California — more than lived up to its billing but ended in crushing…

  3. Game 21: Nats at Dodgers

    Apr 28, 2012, 9:35 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper are both in the lineup tonight at Dodger Stadium. LOS ANGELES — In the ideal world, Bryce Harper would have made his major-league debut in Washington, in front of a stadium packed with Nationals fans. But if the 19-year-old had to be unveiled…

  4. A new era begins

    Apr 28, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Bryce Harper makes his big-league debut tonight in Los Angeles. Everyone knew the day would come when Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg would take the field together as Nationals teammates for the first of many times. Nobody knew that day would come so soon. It took an unusual alignment of stars…

  5. Game 20: Nats at Dodgers

    Apr 28, 2012, 1:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler faces Clayton Kershaw tonight at Dodger Stadium. The stars will shine bright in Hollywood tomorrow night, when Bryce Harper makes his major-league debut with Stephen Strasburg on the mound for the Nationals. But tonight's series opener at Dodger Stadium is no slouch of a ballgame. Clayton Kershaw, the reigning NL…

  6. Lidge to DL, Perry recalled

    Apr 27, 2012, 11:51 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Brad Lidge has a 5.14 ERA and two blown saves in four chances this season. The Nationals placed Brad Lidge on the 15-day disabled list with an "abdominal wall strain" this evening and replaced the struggling reliever with fellow right-hander Ryan Perry, who was recalled from Class AAA Syracuse. Lidge, 35, had…

  7. Zimmerman to DL, Harper to be promoted

    Apr 27, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper will make his major-league debut tomorrow night in Los Angeles. Updated at 6:24 p.m. The Nationals never planned to bring Bryce Harper to the big leagues this soon, but with their two best players now injured and an urgent need for an offensive spark, general manager Mike Rizzo made the…

  8. Can’t survive the high-wire every night

    Apr 27, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa went 0-for-4 last night and is now hitting .209 for the season. They've been walking a tightrope for three weeks now, occasionally teetering from side-to-side for a moment or two but always finding their center of gravity just in the nick of time. Even the best acrobats, though, lose their…

  9. Game 19: Nats at Padres

    Apr 26, 2012, 10:45 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo The Nationals go for the sweep tonight at Petco Park. The last time Edwin Jackson took the mound for the Nationals … well, he gave up five times as many runs in the top of the first as the last four members of the rotation have given up in total. Think about…

  10. A rare chance to breathe easy

    Apr 26, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Adam LaRoche went 3-for-4 in last night's 7-2 victory in San Diego. You'll have to forgive just about everyone who was inside the Nationals dugout late during last night's game showing off their pearly whites. They certainly haven't had many opportunities this season to smile wide while games were still underway. Of…

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NEW YORK7359
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ATLANTA547819.0
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