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Supermodel 'cheats' on Bryce Harper with Mike Trout


Supermodel 'cheats' on Bryce Harper with Mike Trout

Bryce Harper's August just went from bad to worse. 

Harper, whose ball club is currently mired in a 4-12 slump and just saw their record dip below .500, was already having a rough first 2 1/2 weeks of the month. But at least he was still 'dating' a supermodel.

That all changed on Monday, however. 

Back in June, Nina Agdal, a model from Denmark, appeared in an entertaining video alongside the Nats' outfielder for New Era, and the two showed some nice chemistry together. She even posted a couple of photos on her Instagram showing support for Harper and his team:

Had a ball today with @BHarper3407 and @NewEraCap! Can’t wait for you all to see these amazing MLB All-Star caps! #ThisIsTheCap #BattleForTheCap

A photo posted by Nina Agdal (@ninaagdal) on Jun 8, 2015 at 5:36pm PDT

I dont know whats more awesome.. Competing against @bharper3407 or this @NewEraCap MLB All-Star Game cap, its even in the colors of the Danish flag check out the video #ThisIsTheCap

A photo posted by Nina Agdal (@ninaagdal) on Jun 23, 2015 at 4:46pm PDT

But then, out of nowhere, Agdal did the most hurtful thing to #34 possible: She dropped him for the man Harper is compared to seemingly every day, the guy he'll battle for the next 15 years, and the player she knew would affect him the most.

That's right folks: She left Bryce for Mike Trout.

See for yourself:

Sorry Bryce, im cheating on you... Had so much fun with @MikeTrout @NewEraCap @Angels throwing the first pitch!

A photo posted by Nina Agdal (@ninaagdal) on Aug 17, 2015 at 7:23pm PDT

Man, that's cold.

No one really knows what inspired Agdal to do this sinister deed -- especially considering the Angels are having just as difficult a time staying afloat as the Nats -- but sheesh, she certainly showed no remorse in 'cheating' on Bryce. Life comes at you fast, doesn't it?

Maybe this is the thing that finally gets Harper and his teammates going. If the 22-year-old hits 10 home runs in the upcoming three-game series in Colorado that starts Tuesday, we'll know why.

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Washington Nationals announce the addition of a bullpen cart


Washington Nationals announce the addition of a bullpen cart

Sean Doolittle has gotten his wish - the Washington Nationals will now have a bullpen cart for the remainder of the 2018 season. 

In a release on Thursday, the Nationals announced that they will unveil a the WGL Energy Bullpen Cart on their upcoming Friday night game against the Miami Marlins. The cart will be at all remaining home games at Nationals Park.

Both the Nationals’ pitchers and opponents will be able to utilize the cart to enter a game as a reliever. The cart will transport the relief pitcher from the bullpen to their dugout instead of the traditional long trout out to the mound. 

Players are not required to use the vehicle if they do not want to. 

Earlier this season, Doolittle was the first National ever to use the bullpen cart at Chase Field, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Afterward, he noted that although he had less time, he was not out of breath and “loved it.”

In addition to the Diamondbacks and the Detroit Tigers, the Nationals are the third active team to have a bullpen cart. Per the release, this is the first season that the bullpen cart has been used in MLB since 1995.


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Ozuna homers, Cardinals beat Nationals for 8th straight win

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Ozuna homers, Cardinals beat Nationals for 8th straight win

Marcell Ozuna homered and Austin Gomber tossed six shutout innings to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.

St. Louis has won a season-high eight straight. The Cardinals, who are 18-9 since the All-Star break, captured their sixth successive series after taking the first three of the four-game set.

Daniel Murphy homered in the ninth for Washington, which has lost four in a row and seven of nine to fall below .500 and nine games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves in the NL East. The current skid began with a loss to the Cubs on a two-out, walk-off grand slam.

Ozuna homered in the second inning, his 14th of the season and his first since July 30.

Gomber (3-0), in his fourth start of the year, gave up three hits, struck out six and walked four.

Bud Norris pitched the ninth to pick up his 23rd save in 27 opportunities.

Harrison Bader and Yadier Molina added run-scoring hits for St. Louis, which improved to 19-9 since Mike Matheny was fired and replaced by interim manager Mike Shildt.

St. Louis infielder Matt Carpenter extended his on-base streak to 33 games with a walk in the fifth. It's the longest current streak in the majors. Carpenter left the game in the seventh after he was hit on the hand by a pitch from Matt Grace, but X-rays were negative.

Jeremy Hellickson (5-3) left in the fifth inning after colliding with Bader on a play at the plate following a wild pitch. Hellickson gave up three runs, two earned, on three hits in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out two and walked two.

Bader, who had three hits, also made a diving catch of a liner off the bat of Bryce Harper in the fourth.

The Cardinals, who have an NL-best 12-2 mark in August, remain one game behind Philadelphia for the second wild card spot. They are four games behind Chicago in the NL Central.


Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg threw a simulated game on Wednesday. He threw around 70 pitches and could be ready to return early next week, manager Dave Martinez said.

Cardinals: LHP Brett Cecil was activated from the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday. Cecil, who had been sidelined with inflammation in his right foot, pitched four scoreless innings in four appearances with Triple-A Memphis. LHP Tyler Webb was optioned to Memphis.


RHP Tanner Roark (7-12, 4.12) will face RHP Luke Weaver (6-10, 4.66) in the finale of the four-game series on Thursday. Roark has won his last four decision, Weaver is 1-4 with a 5.13 ERA in nine career games against NL East foes.