After posting a 9.64 ERA and suffering the loss Saturday against the Yankees, veteran reliever Brad Lidge was designated for assignment by the Nationals.
Bryce Harper struggled mightily on Saturday against the Yankees, striking out in five of his seven at-bats. But the pitchers who had to face the 19-year-old with a penchant for quick in-game adjustments at the plate weren't about to ease up on the slugger.
It took 14 innings and though the Yankees grabbed another from the Nats in the second of their three-game series, the 27-time World Champs saw plenty to make them believe they could see the Nationals again this year.
Bryce Harper went 0-for-7 with five strikeouts as the Nationals dropped a 14-inning heartbreaker to the Yankees on Saturday.
The Nationals jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on Jesus Flores' broken-bat double off the left-field wall. But sloppy defense led to an unearned run in the fourth...