Jul 5, 2011, 12:17 AM EDT
Batting sixth and playing an unfamiliar left field, Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored Monday in his debut for Double-A Harrisburg.
The Senators ended up beating Erie 8-1 in front of a record crowd of 8,092. The previous high crowd at Metro Bank Park was 8,078 for last year’s All-Star Game.
Harper hit third and played right field and center field for low Single-A Hagerstown prior to his promotion, so Monday was quite a change for him. It was his first time in left field as a pro.
Harper, of course, immediately became the prospect on the Senators’ roster with his promotion, overtaking right-hander Brad Peacock and catcher Derek Norris. However, it was the other two who truly shined Monday. Peacock pitched six scoreless innings for the win, striking out nine, and Norris hit his 11th and 12th homers of the season.
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- Will Smith suspended for eight games for the foreign substance on his arm 62
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