Fantastic game last night, 6-5 walk off in 10. "I just wanted to go home,” Harper told MASN’s Dan Kolko after winning the game. “I didn’t want to play any more extra innings.” Always a talkative one, that Harper. Manager Dusty Baker mentioned that the team is hoping for more crowd noise on this homestand, as it fuels them in the late innings. If you're at the game today, give it to them! --
Full lineup for today's 4:05: Turner SS, Goodwin LF, Harper RF, Zimmerman 1B, Murphy 2B, Rendon 3B, Wieters C, Taylor CF, Ross RHP
Washington is one of many clubs interested in the veteran setup man, according to FOX's Ken Rosenthal. The 36-year-old sidearmer has seen his incredible success in Philadelphia this year fly under the media's radar. He's posted an unheard-of 0.64 ERA with 8.0 K/9, 1.3 BB/9 and a 36.8 percent ground-ball rate in 28 innings pitched. He's been successful against lefties and righties, mostly by limiting his walk rates against lefties, leveraging his platoon advantage.
After receiving the rest of his $6.5 mil figure this year, Neshek will be an unrestricted free agent. It's a toss up as to whether the Nats would resign him, and he would likely be a rental for just this season.
Rizzo has orchestrated trades with division rivals before...is this a possibility? Comment!
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