Nats’ Harper injures himself after going 0-for-5

Apparently frustrated by his 0-for-5, three-strikeout effort against the Reds on Friday night, 19-year-old Washington Nationals sensation Bryce Harper injured himself when a bat he used to hit a wall struck him above the left eye.

From Tom Groeschen’s game story:

Late in the game, Harper had blood on the left side of his face. While playing right field, Harper wiped the blood between pitches. It was unclear what had happened to cause the bleeding.

According to Amanda Comak, Nationals beat writer for the Washington Times, Harper needed 10 stitches but didn’t feel dazed, and said he has no intention of missing a game.

Here’s a link to video of Nats (and former Reds) skipper Davey Johnson discussing the incident.

Here are some Tweets about it:

@AdamKilgoreWP: Bryce Harper had a golf ball-sized lump over his eye, clumps of blood in his hair. 10 stitches. “I’m fine,” he said. wants to play tomorrow.

@acomak: Line of the night goes to Ian Desmond, who said “It’s not Bryce. from now on he’s Bam Bam.” #nats

@gkicinski: Davey Johnson said #Bryce Harper was frustrated after making an out; went into the tunnel with a bat, hit the wall, bat hit him above eye.

@Adam_1224: Bryce Harper tried to bash a wall in anger and hit himself in the face. The bat and wall are suspended 6 games. #dontTouchTheGoldenBoy

@dcuniverse: Given the way the #Nats are pushing game-used merchandise, I’m assuming we’ll be able to buy towels with Bryce Harper’s blood on them, yeah?

@proxli: He fought the wall, and theā€¦ wall won. (Bryce Harper) #Nats

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Nats’ Harper injures himself after going 0-for-5

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