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April 13, 2011 | By Matt Gelb and Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writers
WASHINGTON - Jayson Werth stood in the tunnel of the visiting dugout talking to former teammates and coaches as they passed through. Then Charlie Manuel strolled over and the two hugged. "You've got heavier pockets," Manuel said. Heavier responsibilities, too. With Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a strained abdominal muscle, first baseman Adam LaRoche nursing an arm injury, and leftfielder Michael Morse sick, Werth is left with little support in the Washington lineup.
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April 13, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - After Joe Blanton allowed three runs in the fourth inning of a 7-4 loss to the Nationals on Tuesday, the Phillies righthander sat in the dugout and could only think about one thing. "I remember that same feeling," he said. Pitching from the stretch with runners on, Blanton said his sinker didn't sink like it should. His secondary pitches were left up in the zone. Everything that felt right in the windup with the bases empty was wrong from the stretch. And it's a feeling he's had before.
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April 13, 2011
WASHINGTON - For months, Jayson Werth had been dangling in a gentle limbo between what-will-be and what-might-have-been. He had been asked repeatedly about his decision to leave the Phillies, a team that won four straight division titles, for one whose grandest tradition is Teddy Roosevelt always losing the Presidents' Race. Last December in Washington, when he was officially introduced after signing that 7-year, $126 million monster deal with a franchise that had somehow managed to lose 298 games over the previous three seasons.
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April 12, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - There are two phone conversations with Jayson Werth that Shane Victorino always will remember. One came five years after the other. In that time, Werth came to Philadelphia on a last-ditch, $850,000 contract and left having signed the 14th richest deal in baseball history. "A guy who was saying he was on the brink of retiring from baseball to signing a seven-year, $126 million deal," Victorino said. The Phillies centerfielder shook his head. This week will be strange for many around the team because Werth, now a Washington National, remains a close friend.
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April 12, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON - Livan Hernandez missed wildly with a 62-m.p.h. curveball to pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. on Tuesday night. With the bases loaded in the seventh inning of a four-run game and a rookie catcher behind the plate, Hernandez did the next best thing. The ageless Nationals righthander threw a 61-m.p.h. curve. Mayberry flailed at the pitch for the second out of the inning. Tyler Clippard relieved Hernandez, also recorded a strikeout, and the Phillies' chance for a comeback was gone.
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April 12, 2011 | By DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
ATLANTA - Shane Victorino still remembers the day 5 years ago when the number of an old friend appeared on the screen of his cell phone. He and Jayson Werth had spent a brief stint together at Triple A in 2004 when Werth was rehabbing from an injury and Victorino was trying to work his way onto the Dodgers' radar. Two years later, though, Werth's career was on the ropes, thanks to a wrist injury that doctors could not figure out how to solve. As the two players talked that day, he confessed that he thought his career could be over.
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April 11, 2011
NEW YORK - He knows you are coming, Philadelphia. Jayson Werth has seen it before, seen the fans of a successful team invade the ballpark of one much less successful, the way Mets fans used to infest Citizens Bank Park when he first arrived in Philly. What he doesn't know, has just begun to ponder, in fact, is what he will hear when he steps to the plate for the first time against his old team tomorrow at Nationals Park. A smattering of boos? The lungs of Philly pilgrims drowning out hometown cheers?
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April 9, 2011 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - Jordan Zimmermann spoiled the New York Mets' home opener with his bat and arm, hitting a two-run single and pitching the Washington Nationals to a 6-2 victory Friday at chilly Citi Field. Ivan Rodriguez added a two-run single, snapping an 0-for-12 skid to start the season, and weary Washington got brilliant work from its bullpen to win its second road game in a row. The Nationals, who took advantage of nine walks by Mets pitching, arrived at their New York hotel about 4 a.m. Friday following an 11-inning victory Thursday at Florida.
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April 6, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
Lots of missed chances and one mishandled popup led to a walkoff loss for the Washington Nationals last night in Miami. Washington's hitting with men on base went from bad to worse, and an error in the 10th inning by rightfielder Jayson Werth proved costly in a 3-2 loss to the Florida Marlins. The Nationals left 12 men on base, had another thrown out trying to score and finished 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position. Through four games they're batting .121 (4-for-33) in those situations.
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April 2, 2011
JAYSON WERTH was an excellent player in these parts over the past few years. Not only that, as English poet, songwriter and dramatist Thomas Haynes Bayly so shrewdly observed, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Thomas Haynes Bayly would have been a Phillies fan. As everyone knows, Werth doesn't live here anymore. He was lured into a Washington Nationals uniform by the guarantee of $126 million over the next 7 years and, honestly, who among us wouldn't have done the same?
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