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D.C. Mayor calls Metro's policy for Nats playoffs 'wrongheaded'

D.C. Mayor calls Metro's policy for Nats playoffs 'wrongheaded'

Many are not happy with the fact D.C.'s Metro system will close at 12 a.m. on Thursday night, no matter if Game 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers is finished or not. The Metro system does not want to stay open to accommodate a special event in part because they fear that action will then be requested again and again on other dates.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser shared her take on Wednesday and sided with the fans. She wishes the Metro system could make an exception. Here is what she said:

"I believe strongly that the Metro Board and General Manager need a process by which special events can be exempted. A one size fits all, blanket prohibition is wrongheaded."

Bowser tweeted that quote herself with the hashtag #KeepMetroOpen:

Still, Metro has not budged. Fans may have to just Uber, like Bryce Harper said in a CSN article last week. There is also a system of ride-sharing being organized by the blog Talk Nats.

[RELATED: Game 5's start time could create Metro issues]


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Trea Turner hits for the cycle despite freezing Colorado temperature

Trea Turner hits for the cycle despite freezing Colorado temperature

DENVER (AP) -- Trea Turner has hit for the third cycle in Washington Nationals history against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

Turner also has a career-high seven RBIs on a cold night in the Mile High City.

He had a single in the first, a two-run double in the second, a two-run homer in the sixth and a bases-loaded triple in the seventh.


The field temperature was a balmy 37 degrees when Turner recorded the final part of his cycle in the seventh inning.

It was the first cycle by the Nationals since Cristian Guzman on Aug. 28, 2008.

Overall, this was the ninth cycle in Expos/Nationals history.

In addition, Turner's seven RBIs are tied for the second-most in a single game in Nationals history.

The Nationals hung on to beat the Rockies 15-12 after giving up seven runs in the final three innings.

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Bryce Harper named National League Player of the Week

Bryce Harper named National League Player of the Week

If you've understandably been caught up with the Capitals and Wizards in their respective playoff series, you might not be aware of just how hot Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper is right now. Fresh off a three-game sweep of the rival Mets in New York, Harper was named National League Player of the Week. 

For the whole week, Harper hit .550 (11-for-20) with four doubles, three home runs, seven RBI, seven walks and 10 runs scored. 

He is now leading all of baseball in batting average (.400), he's tied for second in homers (7), and he's alone in second in RBI (20). He's also amassed a blistering 1.340 OPS through the team's first 18 games. 

Harper's biggest game of the past week came in Atlanta when he went yard twice, with his second homer being a grand slam. He finished the game 4-for-4 with two homers, one double, five RBI, one walk and four runs scored. 

With Harper's injuries from last season behind him (even though he won't completely admit to being hurt), the Nationals' right fielder is back to, or even better than, his 2015 form that ended with his first career MVP award. During that season Harper took home player of the week honors three times. 

The Nationals as a team have the best record in baseball at 13-5, and already have a three-game lead in the NL East. 

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