1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell destroyed three batted balls, one being his second double of the season. Bell went 1-for-5 with two runs and two strikeouts.
Josh Bell crushed three batted balls with an exit velocity above 105 mph. He smoked his double off of Jack Flaherty at 109.7 mph. Although Bell's batting average stinks at .136, it should pick up here soon with his late start to the season.
In Thursday's 11-6 loss to the Diamondbacks, Josh Bell crushed a couple of hard-hit balls, including his double off Merrill Kelly. Bell went 1-for-4 with one run, two RBI, and one strikeout.
With the delayed start due to COVID-19, Josh Bell is hitting the ball hard in the small sample. Bell crushed two balls of over 102 mph on Thursday. The production for Bell should start rolling in.
Nationals 1B Josh Bell isn't starting in Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.
Bell made his Nationals debut Monday but will get the day off Wednesday. He reached base safely in both games and is hitting .167 with three runs, three walks, and two strikeouts during that stretch. Ryan Zimmerman is batting third and will handle first base duties for the Nationals in Wednesday’s game.
In Tuesday's 14-3 loss to the Cardinals, Josh Bell went 0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout. In two games, Bell is off to a slow start with one hit in nine plate appearances.
Expect Josh Bell to turn it around here shortly with his late start to the season. He's still a must-start first baseman in all formats.
The Nationals have activated Josh Bell off of the COVID-19 IL.
It doesn't sound like Bell necessarily had COVID-19 and was instead just quarantining because he was a close contact. But, either way, Bell has been officially activated and looks good to go this week. Bell is batting fourth and starting at first base in Monday’s game against the Cardinals. Fantasy managers in weekly leagues can probably feel comfortable starting him in light of the Nationals' seven-game week.