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Alex Meyer makes a big league statement as the Angels silence the Nationals 7-0

Alex Meyer makes a big league statement as the Angels silence the Nationals 7-0

Six years ago, the Washington Nationals selected right-hander Alex Meyer and outfielder Brian Goodwin in the first round of the MLB draft. The college juniors shared the same agent, traveled to Alabama together to undergo pre-signing physicals with the famed Dr. James Andrews, and were introduced together at Nationals Park. They each agreed to contracts with Washington in the final minutes before the annual deadline.

A year later, the Nationals traded away Meyer, but the two men kept in touch as they ascended the minor league ranks. They met for breakfast Wednesday at a local favorite, the Filling Station Cafe. After their meal, Meyer picked up the check.

Several hours later...

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