BALTIMORE -- Willie Harris is a realist. He knows he's not carrying his weight right now. Actually, he knows he's not hitting his weight, either.
The Nationals' super-utility man carried a paltry .151 batting average into tonight's game against the Orioles and an 0-for-20 streak that dates back to June 3, the last time he reached base safely. A prideful veteran who has established himself as a valuable big leaguer over the course of his career, Harris beats himself up just as much as Nats fans who groan every time he comes off the bench in a key spot and fails to produce.
As you'll read on CSNwashington.com, Harris believes he would produce more if he got more chances to play. He also knows his poor performance means he doesn't deserve to play any more.