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WASHINGTON —play more games at Nationals Park regardless of what happens in the offseason.Even if he leaves the Nationals Blake Snell Jersey , he’ll return at some point in a different uniform and likely be the subject of a video tribute and warm ovation. Or he’ll re-sign with Washington and spend the prime years of his career in a Nationals’ uniform.The Nationals (80-7Rock, though, play their final home game of a disappointing 2018 season Wednesday afternoon against the visiting Miami Marlins (62-95). For Harper, it could be the last time he dresses in the spacious home clubhouse and makes his way down the stairs to the Nationals dugout behind first base.Article continues below ...After entering the All-Star break with a .214 batting average, Harper thrilled the hometown crowd with a win in the Home Run Derby. He carried that success into the second half and is hitting .246 with 34 home runs, 129 runs scored, and career highs in RBIs (100) and walks (129) with four games remaining.“Credit to him,” manager Dave Martinez said. “He started off really slow and to be where’s he at now … is a testament to what kind of player he really is.”Harper, the first overall pick in the 2010 draft, and agent Scott Boras will be able to listen to offers from other teams while the Nationals determine if Harper is part of the future or if they will use that money to fill needs that could include starting pitching, a catcher and a second baseman.“Excited about the future,” Harper told thesportscapital.com of what’s ahead for the Nationals. “If I’m going to be part of that future, and hopefully I am, and if I’m in those plans for the Nationals organization and (ownership), then we’ll see what happens.”Miami left-hander Wei-Yin Chen (6-11, 4.66 ERA) opposes right-hander Tyler McGowin (0-0, 6.75) in Wednesday’s finale Rob Refsnyder Jersey , which could be affected by rain, which has been a near-constant of late at Nationals Park.Chen has a 2.88 ERA over his last seven games and is coming off a home win against the Reds in which he allowed three hits over seven shutout innings. He has a 1.62 home ERA in 13 starts, but a 9.29 road ERA in 11 outings.“I can’t explain why I can pitch like this at home, and not so much on the road,” Chen told MLB.com. “I probably should practice more in spring training.”Chen is making his fourth 2018 start against the Nationals and is 0-1. For his career, he’s 1-6 with a 4.84 ERA in 11 games (10 starts) versus Washington.McGowin will be making his first major league start in place of Tanner Roark, who will remain in Atlanta with his family following the birth of his son.The Nationals, who have moved ahead of the Phillies for second place in the NL East, won their second straight over the Marlins on Tuesday. Max Scherzer (18-7) struck out 10 batters to become the third pitcher in the last 15 seasons — joining Chris Sale and Clayton Kershaw — to strike out 300 batters in a season.Scherzer improved to 5-0 against the Marlins in 2018.“I think it’s fun for our guys, that challenge with him, because it’s the best,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly told the Miami Herald. “I think that challenge is good for hitters. It lets you know where you’re at.”Anthony Rendon continued his torrid hitting, clubbing a homer and driving in four runs for the second straight night. He has five homers in his last nine games, and has 91 RBIs despite missing a month because of injury.“He is on fire,” Martinez said. “He works good at-bats. He uses the whole field.” TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Brad Ausmus will absolutely get in on the action during his first spring training as Angels manager. He has already caught a couple of bullpens and plans to jump right into more drills along the way to help his players prepare for a fresh season.“I get involved pretty good,” he said. “You might see me standing at a position with a glove on http://www.raysfanproshop.com/authentic-evan-longoria-jersey , covering a base or taking groundballs. That will happen.”Ausmus got back behind the plate to catch throwing sessions by Trevor Cahill and Matt Harvey at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex.“It’s something I like to do. I did it in Detroit,” Ausmus said. “My frame of reference catching all those years was seeing a pitcher from that angle. It’s easier for me to see something in the delivery or the movement of the pitch from that as opposed to from the side or behind.”So, how’d they look?“Good. Think I’d tell you otherwise?” he said with a smile.Cahill figured Ausmus could still catch, then the right-hander let it rip to his manager with 15 two-seam fastballs away. He had never pitched to his manager previously.“I remember watching him growing up,” Cahill said Thursday. “Then he actually got his stuff on, and I was like, ‘Hey, he’s going to do it, let’s do it.'”The 49-year-old Ausmus, who played 18 major league seasons, is charged with the task of getting the Angels back to the playoffs after a four-year absence and eight out of nine years without a postseason berth. Los Angeles got swept by the Royals in the 2014 AL Division Series.Any pressure as the franchise’s first new manager in nearly two decades with Mike Scioscia’s departure? Scioscia managed 19 major league seasons, wound up with 1,650 career victories and led the wild-card Angels to a World Series title in 2002.“I was in a similar situation in Detroit replacing Jim Leyland. Jim hadn’t been there as long as Sosh was here, but the bottom line is I’ve got to be me and I’ve got to run the camp the way I think the camp should be run,” Ausmus said. “Anything other than that would be seen as kind of fake by the players. So I’m just going to be me. Sosh obviously had a tremendous managerial career, probably of the likes that we will not see again in modern baseball unless something changes. But I can’t be Mike Scioscia.”Not that Ausmus is revealing how he might be different or details about how he will operate spring training.He insists most things aren’t that different from anywhere else around baseball at this time of year.“If you were to take a drone and fly it over all 30 teams, camps would look generally the same. We cover a lot of the same basics http://www.raysfanproshop.com/authentic-evan-longoria-jersey , the fundamentals that need to be covered. So I don’t know that I would point to anything specific and even if I knew of some specific things, I probably wouldn’t tell you. I feel like that’s state secrets. But you won’t notice much of a difference.”It helps that Ausmus is already familiar with his roster. He spent last season as special assistant to general manager Billy Eppler following four years as Tigers manager. Ausmus had a 314-342 record in Detroit.“Just in terms of knowing the guys, with a new manager,” he said. “When I got hired in Detroit I came in and the vast majority of players I was meeting for the first time in spring training. There was a handful I met ahead of time. But the vast majority other than talking to on the phone I hadn’t seen or spoken to. These guys, going all the way down to the minor leagues because I traveled through the minor leagues as well, they’ve at least seen me. And a lot of them I’ve had conversations with, especially at the big league level where I spent most of my year.”His eyes up, Ausmus watches batting practice and takes in other drills early on while also monitoring the action to make sure his players don’t push too hard too soon.Oh, and off the diamond, Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani already made a keen observation.“He’s a very good-looking guy,” Ohtani said, then quickly added, “of course Scioscia was good looking, too.”
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