Washington Nationals News: Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer nominated for Esurance MLB Awards


Good evening DOD readers, and welcome to today’s District Daily. Get caught up on the latest Nats news with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web below.

In today’s Daily, MLB.coms Bill Ladson discusses Max Scherzer and Bryce Harper. As Ladson writes in his article, both Scherzer and Harper have been nominated to receive Assurance MLB Awards.

Harper has been nominated for the Best Major Leaguer Award, while Scherzer has been nominated for the Best Starting Pitcher award. Of course, it’s not at all surprising that these two players are nominated to receive an award.

Scherzer has been the Nationals’ best pitcher for most of the season, and despite his recent struggles, he was still the best pitcher in the planet during the first half. Harper, on the other hand, has been phenomenal all year long. the 22-year-old outfielder leads the National League in almost every major offensive category.

Here’s more information about the Assurance MLB Awards, from Ladson’s article:

"The Esurance MLB Awards annually honor Major League Baseball’s greatest achievements as part of an industry-wide balloting process that includes five components, each of which accounts for 20 percent of the overall vote: media, front-office personnel, retired MLB players, fans at MLB.com and Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) voters."

Also in today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Ben Raby discusses how Nationals reliever Drew Storen regrets the actions that led to his season-ending thumb injury.

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

Harper, Scherzer nominated for Esurance MLB Awards

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

PHILADELPHIA — Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and right-hander Max Scherzer have been exciting to watch during the 2015 season.

No wonder Harper and Scherzer are candidates for the Esurance MLB Award. Harper has a chance to win the Best Major Leaguer award and Best Everyday Player award, while Scherzer is a candidate to win the Best Starting Pitcher Award.

Harper is living up to expectations, leading the National League in several categories including home runs, runs scored, on-base and slugging percentage. Read full article here.

Storen regrets actions that led to broken thumb

(Ben Raby, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Nationals relief pitcher Drew Storen expressed regret and frustration Thursday when discussing his self-inflicted broken thumb that has likely ended his season.

Storen suffered the injury after a rough outing against the New York Mets on Sept. 9. Soon after Storen allowed a go-ahead two-run homer to the Mets’ Yoenis Cespedesin the eighth inning of an eventual New York win, the right-hander returned to the Nationals’ clubhouse and slammed his locker shut. The impact resulted in the non-displaced fracture in his right thumb.

“Obviously, I was a little frustrated with my outing, but I had no intention [of causing harm],” Storen said. “I’m not the type of guy to punch a wall or do something like that. It’s not what I was aiming for.” Read full article here.

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