Despite being a professional baseball player for six years and a major leaguer for four seasons, Bryce Harper had yet to face a pitcher younger than him until Wednesday. But it finally happened in the eighth inning of the Nats' game against the Yankees, as New York called on lefty reliever Jacob Lindgren.
Harper is 22 years and 237 days old. Lindgren is 22 years and 90 days old. It was a fun fact to cite about Harper, but now it can be put to rest.
"Hopefully they're all younger one day,. I'll be 40 years old playing against 20-year-olds," Harper told reporters in New York. "Age has never really been a thing to me. So just another day. I had no idea going into the at-bat, until you guys just told me. Hopefully they're all younger than me one day."
Harper flew out to center field against Lindgren, but the at-bat will always hold a significant place in Harper's career. Perhaps it will be a Nats trivia question some day.
Harper also played with a MLB teammate who is younger than him for the first time this season. That was Joe Ross, who was called up for a spot start last week.
Watching Max Scherzrer rack up Ks during a game is a usual sight for fans.
Dancing is not.
On Wednesday while the Sports Junkies were broadcasting at Nats Spring Training in West Palm Beach, we got a taste of what the back-to-back Cy Young Award winner has to offer on the dance floor.
With just about a week left until their season kicks off, manager Dave Martinez hired a DJ for the day's workout, saying he wanted to "turn it up a notch."
Well he turned it up a few too many notches, causing the back end of the complex where the Junkies were broadcasting to lose power.
While the Junkies were put in a pickle because of said DJ, we were able to get a glance of Scherzer dancing to Drakes' "God's Plan."
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It's nice to see the usually lazer-focused pitcher let loose.
While Scherzer's dance moves didn't actually cause the Junkies to lose power, it's nice to think they were too much for the ballpark to handle.
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It's that wonderful time of year again — when baseball teams flock to warmer climates for spring training and the regular season is practically around the corner — and Bryce Harper is already killing it.
It took the Washington Nationals a few games to brush away their offseason cobwebs and get back into gear, but since the beginning of March, they're riding a five-game win streak as of Sunday the 4th.
They are 6-4-1 in spring training going into Monday's matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Since Thursday, the Nats have taken down — in order — the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, defending World Series champion Houston Astros, the Detroit Tigers and the Mets again. Sunday's 6-2 win against the Tigers was in large part thanks to Harper's bat, as the star of the team drilled his first home run of spring training.
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Turn up the volume for this one because the sound of Harper's contact with the ball is just beautiful — and perhaps enough to get you pumped for the March 29 opener.
Harper blew this ball away in the bottom of the third for a two-run homer with Howie Kendrick on base. He also had a single in the fourth and finished the game with three RBI.
Gio Gonzalez was the winning pitcher for the Nats.
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