Washington Nationals News: Bryce Harper NL Player of the Week for 2nd week in a row


Good evening DoD readers, and welcome to today’s District Daily! The Nationals did not play today, but they’ll be back at it tomorrow afternoon as they return to Nationals Park to kickoff a two-game series against the Yankees. For now, get caught up on all the latest Nats news with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web below.

In today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Spencer Fordin discusses Bryce Harper and his continued dominance at the plate. As Fordin notes, Harper has been phenomenal of late and was rewarded for last week’s offensive success with his second consecutive NL Player of the Week nod.

Harper, of course, deserved to be named the Player of the Week. The 22-year-old outfielder hit .522 with a .656 on-base percentage while scoring 10 runs and hitting three home runs. It’s the second week in a row that Harper earns this distinction, and based on how he’s hitting right now, it wouldn’t be surprising if he’s the Player of the Week next week as well.

Also in today’s Daily, the AP’s Ronald Blum gives us an update on the ongoing dispute between the Nationals and MASN over the ball club’s TV rights.

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Be sure to check out the articles below, they’re definitely worth a read. And as always, stay tuned to DoD for all your Washington Nationals needs.

Harper earns second straight Player of the Week nod

(Spencer Fordin, MLB.com)

Bryce Harper sure does make an impression.

The Nationals’ standout outfielder was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday for the second consecutive week, becoming just the 10th player in the past 40 years to manage that feat. Harper led all NL hitters in batting average (.522) and on-base percentage (.656).

Harper led Major League hitters in runs scored (10), total bases (25) and walks (nine) last week, and the Nats rode his hot streak to a 5-2 road trip. Harper also led his NL peers in slugging (1.087), tied for the lead in RBIs (nine) and tied for second in home runs (three) and hits (12). Read full article here.

Judge puts off decision in Orioles, Nationals TV dispute

(Ronald Blum, AP via Washington Post)

NEW YORK — A New York state judge put off a decision in the television revenue dispute between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals after listening to four hours of arguments.

Supreme Court Justice Lawrence K. Marks said Monday he will issue a written opinion. Marks put a preliminary injunction in place last August, preventing the Nationals’ from breaking their deal with the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, which is controlled by the Orioles. Read full article here.

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