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Once again Bryce Harper was a catalyst and Ross Detwiler was superb as the Nationals edged the Diamondbacks 2-1 at Nationals Park.
Metro will continue with scheduled maintenance this weekend despite pleas to put it on hold due to a number of local events.
WTOP's Craig Heist sat down with MLB.com's Nationals beat reporter Bill Ladson and talked about Harper, the struggling offense and the great pitching this team has gotten from its starters and from the bullpen.
Bryce Harper went 0-for-3 in the Nationals' 5-1 loss Tuesday night to the Diamondbacks with a strikeout and a pair of ground outs, but it was what he did in the seventh inning that had the crowd buzzing and players talking afterward.
He came to Nationals Park ready to make his Washington, D.C. debut in front of a throng of media and television cameras. Bryce Harper was confident, displaying the same bravado that he has displayed throughout his college and now his young professional career.
The Nationals are back home after a tough West Coast trip, but they bring with them two new faces and a lot of excitement.
This weekend is going to be a busy one for sports in the area with the Caps hosting the Rangers and the Nats hosting the Phillies.
The Fightin' Phils are coming, and the Nationals aren't exactly offering a chair.