Bryce Harper avoids ligament/tendon damage to left knee

Paola Ditto
Agosto 13, 2017

Bryce Harper left the Washington Nationals' 3-1 win against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday in the first inning after slipping on first base, and it's unknown how much time he might miss. The play was not pretty. The base may have been slippery following a three-hour rain delay. They are bound to be upset and anxious now.

But whether Harper, a leading NL MVP candidate and arguably baseball's biggest star, will be around to fuel the playoff run in the heart of the order is now uncertain. "We're optimistic we'll see him this season". Only moisture. The Nationals delayed the first pitch for a half-hour and had the field tarped under partly sunny skies because of an approaching thunderstorm. And they won't have a rested starter to take the ball on Wednesday.

The Nationals won the clash against the Giants with a 3-1 triumph.

"We enjoy our battles and being competitive against each other", said Bochy, whose team was swept by the Nationals in April in San Francisco and is 0-4 against Washington this year. He ranks first in home runs, RBI, hits, OBP, slugging percentage, OPS and OPS-plus. Harper fell to the ground and held his left knee for several minutes. Hitting coach Rick Schu and trainer Paul Lessard then helped Harper off the field, with Manager Dusty Baker trailing.

Stratton was reinstated from the disabled list and notched his second straight no-decision while making his second career major league start on Saturday against Arizona. The Nationals have been in cruise control for the majority of 2017 and despite some key injuries have maintained a sizeable lead in the National League East.

"He was in obvious pain, and he was praying and I was praying, too". The good thing is he's young and strong. Fellow outfielder Michael Taylor (right oblique strain) was activated from the 10-day disabled list in a corresponding move and will assume Harper's spot on the active roster for the time being.

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