Harper-mas Turns Into Harper-Flag-Day

DC Sports Nexus ---- Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Bryce Harper made his home debut on Tuesday night at Nats Park and less than half the stadium was full of people.  One of the most hyped up prospects of all time, and the fans didn't even come out to see him.  It was pretty disappointing.

While Harper didn't do much on offense he did make one play that was worth the price of admission.  On a deep fly to left field with a runner on third Harper caught the ball and fired a strike to home plate to get the runner out.

Wilson Ramos of course did not get over quick enough and the ump called the runner safe.  When that play happened people in the crowd just looked at each other wondering if what they saw was real.  Stay tuned tomorrow on PTI and SportsCenter when they feature this as the 3rd National's outfield highlight of the year...all of which resulted in 0 outs.

A surprising number of fans were left in the bottom of the 9th inning when Espinosa struck out to strand the Chosen One on deck.  Overall it was a fun game to be at, but you can tell how much DC isn't a baseball town by the turnout.

Oh and by the way, the Nationals lost their 5th straight, (5-1 D-Backs) could barely get on base, and scored only one meaningless run.  7 runs in their last 5 games.  That is pathetic.  Zimmerman pitched fine again, only 3 earned runs.  It seemed like the second 2 were because he tried to make pitches because he knew his offense wasn't going to help him.

$1 hot dog night at the park.  If 20k were there tonight then expect like 14k tomorrow.  Philly fans invade on Friday.

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