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Espinosa to get more tests on his injured right hamstring


Espinosa to get more tests on his injured right hamstring

One day after it was revealed by the Nationals that infielder Danny Espinosa has been dealing with a right hamstring injury, manager Matt Williams said the next step will be an MRI, set for Tuesday.

Espinosa has a right hamstring strain that was diagnosed after he underwent an ultrasound. Now he will require further testing before they can determine exactly how long he will be sidelined. 

Williams said Espinosa sustained the injury on Sept. 14 in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on a play in the 11th inning. Espinosa scored the winning run after drawing a walk as a pinch-hitter.

"I believe it was on the slide in Philly. He scored from third base on a slide in Philly and felt it there. He was really non-functional the next day. Then, we've been trying to get him a spot where he can pinch-hit potentially and we can run for him since we've got extra guys. But other than that, he really hasn't been able to go," Williams explained.

Espinosa, 28, is batting .240/.311/.409 with 13 homers, 37 RBI and 59 runs scored in 118 games this season. He has appeared in one game since hurting his hamstring, as he had one at-bat as a pinch-hitter on Sept. 17 against the Marlins.

Anthony Rendon, who is usually their starting second baseman, was also out on Sunday with the flu. That thrust rookie Trea Turner into the Nats lineup and he produced with a single, a walk and a run.

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Did Max Scherzer's dance moves cause the Junkies' broadcast to lose power?

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Did Max Scherzer's dance moves cause the Junkies' broadcast to lose power?

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."


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. 

106.7 The Fans Sports Junkies simulcasts on NBC Sports Washington every weekday morning from 6:00 to 10:00 am ET. You can stream the Sports Junkies right here

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The sound of Bryce Harper's first spring training HR is beautiful


The sound of Bryce Harper's first spring training HR is beautiful

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. 


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.