District Daily: Williams Thinks Harper Close to Finding Stroke, Detwiler to Get Tough Outs


Aug 2, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals outfielder

Bryce Harper

(34) looks on during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park. The Nationals won 11-0. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Checkout some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web in today’s District Daily!

Williams thinks Harper close to finding stroke

(Jeff Seidel, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper has been fooling around occasionally with his batting stance while trying to find some answers at the plate, and Nationals manager Matt Williams said he understands what’s going on.

“Nobody can feel what you’re feeling at the plate unless you’re seeing the ball come at you,” Williams said before Saturday’s game. “You can tell people things, and eventually it comes down to feel and timing and rhythm and all that. And nobody can do that for any player except the player that’s standing in there.” Read full article here.

Still in a ‘tough situation’, Ross Detwiler will start getting tough outs

(Adam Kilgore, Washington Post)

Back in March, when they removed him from the role he wanted, the Nationals envisioned Ross Detwiler as an important part of their part bullpen. They have relied on him mostly in mop-up duty and long relief, but that will likely change over the final two months of the season.

“I’ll just be ready whenever they call down,” Detwiler said. “I don’t try to read too far into things.” Read full article here.

Nationals game has technical difficulties, Nationals fans blame Peter Angelos

(Jonas Shaffer, Baltimore Sun)

MASN was trending nationwide Saturday night on Twitter. That’s not significant in itself: It trailed, among other topics, “Good Deeds,” an unremarkable 2012 film, and “The Devil Wears Prada,” a more remarkable 2006 film, if only because it is a movie starring Adrien Grenier that doesn’t reek.

What could propel a humble regional broadcast sports network into the fleeting national dialogue, you ask? Well, besides the division of millions of dollars in revenue for two neighboring baseball cities.

Read full article here.