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Bryce Harper back in lineup for Nationals after aggravating knee

Jul 27, 2013, 3:01 PM EST

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Good news for the Nationals. Chase Hughes of CSNWashington.com passes along word that Bryce Harper is back in the starting lineup this afternoon against the Mets.

Harper left the first game of yesterday’s doubleheader after he aggravated his left knee while making a diving catch of a liner off the bat of Daniel Murphy in the fifth inning. He wasn’t in the starting lineup for the nightcap, but grounded out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning. Fortunately for the Nationals, the knee issue appears to be nothing more than a minor scare.

Harper, 20, is batting .270/.371/.517 with 14 home runs and 31 RBI in 66 games this season. The Nationals enter play this afternoon at 50-54, 8.5 games behind the Braves in the National League East and nine back for a Wild Card spot.

  1. dondada10 - Jul 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    And he has a 2 run homer.

  2. TheNaturalMevs - Jul 27, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    This won’t last long.

  3. scdocal - Jul 28, 2013 at 1:54 AM

    How’s that Natitude working out up there in the DC.

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