The Nationals designated struggling reliever Brad Lidge for assignment this morning, activating right-hander Ryan Mattheus off the 15-day disabled list to take his roster spot.
Bryce Harper struggled mightily on Saturday against the Yankees, striking out in five of his seven at-bats.
It took 14 innings and though the Yankees grabbed another from the Nats in the second of their three-game series, the 27-time World Champs saw plenty on Saturday to make them believe they could see
For nearly five hours, Bryce Harper had flailed away at pitches out of the zone, taken borderline strikes and glared at plate umpire Tim Timmons and otherwise looked exactly like a 19-year-old over
Game in a nutshell: The Nationals jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on Jesus Flores' broken-bat double off the left-field wall (yes, he broke his bat and still reached the wall on a fly).