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After bat mishap, Bryce Harper is in the starting lineup tonight

May 12, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT

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Nationals manager Davey Johnson indicated last night that Bryce Harper could get a day or two off after he hit himself in the head with his own bat and required 10 stitches above his left eye, but Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post passes along word that the rookie outfielder is in tonight’s lineup.

While Harper has a nasty welt and an embarrassing story to tell, he didn’t feel dazed after the incident and was cleared by a team doctor. This probably isn’t the last time his emotions will get the best of him. As a 19-year-old in the big leagues, failure and frustration is expected. But hopefully he has learned his lesson. Nationals manager Davey Johnson is a pretty good tutor for the assignment.

Harper went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts last night and is hitting .233/.333/.373 with six doubles, three RBI, a stolen base and a .705 OPS over his first 51 plate appearances in the big leagues.

  1. mybrunoblog - May 12, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    You can’t stop Bryce Harper you can only try to contain him.

    • The Baseball Idiot - May 12, 2012 at 4:26 PM

      You can’t make bruno use punctuation; you can only hope to decipher his scribblings.

  2. btwicey - May 12, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Let’s go Bryce!!

  3. jwbiii - May 12, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Tough kid.

  4. carolinakid - May 12, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    OVER RATED ! ! ! !

  5. bleed4philly - May 12, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Meathead

  6. rob0527 - May 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    Way to man up!

  7. mungman69 - May 12, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Why not give this guy a chance to prove weather he can play or not. This includes sportswriters. Talk about something else.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 12, 2012 at 7:22 PM

      The whether is supposed to be nice in Cincy tonight.

  8. themadfarter - May 12, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    This guy can play ball, but what a DB…tantrums like a 4 yr old…poop!

  9. ipoopedmypants - May 12, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Its weather you moron. You and Bryce Harper would get along just fine. Fart..

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 12, 2012 at 10:21 PM

      It’s whose weather?

  10. themadfarter - May 12, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    The whether outside is warm, weather or not u like hot whether!

  11. themadfarter - May 12, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    O yea, that makes sense…yea ok..ur a retard, poop

  12. Ben - May 12, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    These comments are moronic.

  13. peeinmyface - May 12, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    Whatever the wheather is I want you to pee in my face!!

  14. themadfarter - May 13, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    Ben im gonna take a huge dump on ur face

  15. ipoopedmypants - May 13, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    Ben, last I checked I pooped my pants.

  16. peeinmyface - May 13, 2012 at 12:43 AM

    Ben, just so you know I am going to pee in my face!!

  17. themadfarter - May 13, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    Ben, I take my dump back from ur face amd place it squarely on mine!

  18. bbil2012 - May 13, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    .233? That’s really good,right?

  19. latchbeam - May 13, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    lots of pea and whether today!

  20. peeinmyface - May 13, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    What the fart!!!?? Its not pea its PEE!!! Now PEE in my face

  21. themadfarter - May 13, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    O yea haha pea mad whether haha, fart in my mouth!

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