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Bryce Harper back in Nationals’ lineup after stomach virus

Jul 29, 2012, 12:12 PM EDT

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“The past three days I’ve been throwing up,” Nats outfielder Bryce Harper told reporters after being scratched from Saturday’s starting lineup.

“My head’s like spinning everyday.”

He had a stomach virus, but got some good rest while a Harper-less Washington club took down Milwaukee 4-1 and arrived back at Miller Park on Sunday morning feeling refreshed.

So he’s back in action, tweets Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, batting second in the Nats’ series-finale against the Brewers.

Harper is hitting .265/.338/.435 with nine home runs and 29 RBI through the first 79 games of his major league career. The Nationals are 60-40 — four games up in the National League East standings.

  1. kkolchak - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    How deep in talent are the Nats all of the sudden? Harper can’t go and the rookie who replaces him in CF hits his first MLB home run (after hitting 21 dingers at AAA). An incredible seven Nats, including five position player rookies, have hit their first MLB home runs this season. This team’s depth of young talent is their often overlooked secret weapon.

    • brewcrewfan54 - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:34 PM

      When you pick in the top 10 of the draft for 10 years straight you’d hope they start having some talent and depth.

      • kkolchak - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:52 PM

        Jealous much? Of the five I mentioned, only ONE was a first round pick. Too bad your teams sucks at scouting. :D

      • natslady - Jul 29, 2012 at 1:09 PM

        The Nats drafted Tyler Moore THREE times before he finally signed in the 16th round of the 2008 draft. Corey Brown was obtained in a trade. Steve Lombardozzi was drafted in the 19th round of the 2008 draft.

  2. koufaxmitzvah - Jul 29, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    Not sure what’s worse about Nation’s Capital baseball: The fact this team was stripped away from Canada, or the belief of Nationals fans that they are the bestest, greatest, baseballsiest of them all.

    And, no, I’m really not jealous. I do miss playing against Montreal, however.

    • kkolchak - Jul 29, 2012 at 7:26 PM

      Best record in the majors, baby!

      • delchef9 - Jul 29, 2012 at 9:49 PM

        Every squirrel gets a nut from time to time……try to contain yourself.

      • kkolchak - Jul 29, 2012 at 10:56 PM

        On, we’ve got PLENTY of Nuts. Enough talent to make the Nats leading contenders for years.

        Just keep on hating. :D

  3. watchfullhose - Jul 29, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Todd Frazier is better.

  4. orakpownd - Jul 29, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Haha..stripping America’s game from Canada to the U.S Capital………dafuq?

  5. orakpownd - Jul 29, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Yeah ….61 nuts

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