"Sometimes you’ve got to roll the dice."
(Bryce Harper, via Washington Times, 10/8/2012)
"Well, that's inexperience, too. Had a little rally going there and he was in scoring position and he tried to get to third, and that kind of killed the rally we had going. Again, that's just a little inexperience. He's overly aggressive there. He didn't tag up. He had to go back and tag up, and that was right. But it was wrong to try to go to third."
(Bryce Harper, via MASNSports.com, 10/8/2012)
And so, Bryce Harper collected his first hit of the postseason in Game 2 (a hustle double, of course), then proceeded to out-hustle himself, and the Nats, out of the 7th inning. With Harper on 2nd and Jayson Werth on third, Ryan Zimmerman lined out to left. Werth scored. Harper didn't tag up, then went back to second to tag up. Matt Holliday proceeded to bounce/roll the ball to Daniel Descalso -- one of the most pathetic "throws" you've ever see in MLB. And still, Descalso cut down Harper at third. Rally killed. Relive the horror in the video above - or on MLB.com here. Still, blame for this loss rests on bad pitching by the Nats - or good hitting by the Cardinals if you prefer.
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