Jordan Zimmermann won his NL and major league-leading seventh game, Ryan Zimmerman drove in three runs and the Washington Nationals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 on Monday night after losing Bryce Harper in a violent collision with the wall in right field.
The future will only get brighter for Bryce Harper, who has a good chance to develop into a perennial All-Star and MVP candidate.
Simply put, Mike Trout was the best player in the game in 2012.
In 2009, Bryce Harper, at 19, hit a bomb that measured just over 500 feet, and on Wednesday West Covina’s David Denson broke that remarkable mark with a lucrative 515-foot home run at Marlins Park in Florida.
Matt Kemp scored a phantom run early, then hit a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning — right after Washington rallied with a six-run eighth — and the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers grabbed a 7-6 victory Wednesday night for a doubleheader split that prevented the Nationals from sewing up a playoff berth.
There were just 414 fans watching at Scottsdale Stadium last Oct. 27 when Bryce Harper and Mike Trout put on a show in the Arizona Fall League. On Tuesday night, all of baseball will be focusing on them.
The Washington Nationals are set to promote the first overall pick from the 2010 amateur draft, Bryce Harper.
For six young baseball fans, Tuesday’s All-Star game will be particularly thrilling.