It wasn't too bad of a day at the ballpark yesterday; Bryce Harper hit his 100th home run, Strasburg went 7 and 2/3 innings, and the Nationals enjoyed a 6-2 win against the Braves, completing a sweep. Not bad at all, actually.
Here's the latest from the nation's capital.
Bryce Harper hit his 100th home run, a mammoth grand slam
The 23 year old hit triple digits yesterday with a grand slam that reached the upper deck, which got him a standing ovation and a curtain call. The little girl who caught the ball received a bat and photos with the outfielder, while the Nationals were given the gift of videoboard maintenance. Yup, Harper's home run broke a video panel.
The portion of the scoreboard above section 140 that Harper broke with his grand slam. pic.twitter.com/EOd5vLEoim— James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) April 14, 2016
Good thing the Nats are going on a road trip this week.
Max Scherzer's video interview with vice
The pitcher took Vice along for an errand, in which the righty discusses chocolate syrup, dichromatic eyes, statistics and more. Plus, puppies!
Dusty Baker has given tablets in the dugout a shot, and some players are using them. Others.... not so much.
Strasburg's performance was impressive, but boy was he sick
Two IVs in two days, a missed start, and... 7 2/3 innings of one run baseball. Not bad, but still scary.
The unknown battle between Ted Lerner and the brother we don't know about
Larry Lerner (that's right, there's another one), has sued Ted for years upon years for cutting him out of Lerner Corp.'s financial success. An interesting, unknown story about a beloved owner.
The Nationals minor-league teams are mirroring the big team's success
A combined 16-7 record for the team's four affiliates looks promising, even though it's only April. Fun with small sample sizes!
Tonight's Game: Nationals vs Phillies - 7:05 PM (MASN, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: TBD (Joe Ross?) vs Jeremy Hellickson (1-0, 1.54 ERA)