Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper suffers brutal injury after slipping on first base

Barsaba Taglieri
Agosto 14, 2017

Bochy went on to say that he believes both Strickland and Harper have put the incident behind them, and acknowledged that what took place is a fact of life in baseball.

Who would replace Harper in right field and in the lineup? It's been a long year for the Giants who have been struggling since after the 2016 All Star game and have done so in 2017 and the National League West is not a division to struggle in.

Bryce Harper injured his knee rounding first base Saturday night and had to be helped off the field.

Dan Kolko of MASN said the Nationals didn't put an official timetable on the slugger's return but granted it "doesn't seem like a season-ender".

It didn't begin until 10:06 p.m. after another extended weather delay, and it was raining when Harper lost his footing on a base that had water on it. Washington (69-45) has a 14.5 games lead on the Miami Marlins in the National League East.

During Baker's two years between jobs, Giants manager Bruce Bochy passed him on the all-time managerial victories list.

Harper's injury came when he tripped on first base and fell to the ground in obvious pain. "We're just hoping for the best".

Despite the horrific accident, Harper did manage to walk around the club house following the game.

OUR PREDICTION: The Giants have lost four straight meetings with the Nationals, have dropped five of six games in D.C., and are just 1-5 in their last six road games versus a team with a winning home record. This time, he was scheduled to start Friday, but the game was rained out and Stratton was bumped two days so Jeff Samardzija could pitch Saturday on normal rest. Baker said Bochy was the first one to call him when he was sacked by Cincinnati, and Baker called in April when Bochy had a heart procedure. And they won't have a rested starter to take the ball on Wednesday. The 2015 NL MVP is 10-for-28 with two homers, seven RBIs and six runs scored in his last seven contests, but went 0-for-8 with four strikeouts during Washington's three-game sweep of San Francisco.

"You're just thinking, 'Please, Lord, don't let it be serious, '" Baker said.

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