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Bryce Harper goes 2-for-4 with a steal in Triple-A debut

Apr 6, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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Bryce Harper made his Triple-A debut yesterday–more than six months shy of his 20th birthday–and went 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base.

Dave Sheinin of the Washington Post notes that Harper’s arrival at Triple-A generated nowhere near the hype of Stephen Strasburg reaching the minors’ highest level in 2010, as Syracuse’s ballpark “was less than half-full … with only a small media contingent on hand.”

Harper admitted afterward that he tried “to do way too much” while in Nationals camp and “getting sent down made me calm down and stay within myself.”

Now we’ll see how long he stays down.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 6, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    He really seems like he’s trying to mature and strengthen his game, as opposed to the bigheaded cockyness we originally saw. There’s something endearing about the kid.

  2. brockw82 - Apr 6, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    ::yawn:: who cares

  3. yankeesfanlen - Apr 6, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    He went out before applying his makeup in the photo- poor practice for a debutante.

    • dondada10 - Apr 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

      Pause.

  4. morrismr466 - Apr 6, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Not a Nats fan but I can’t wait to see him in the bigs. I think he’ll be great for baseball if he keeps his head on straight

  5. natstowngreg - Apr 6, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    The Bryce Harper Watch continues…

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