Harper clutched at his left knee and didn't put any weight on it as he was helped off the field.
Harper, an All-Star in 2017, is having a bounce-back season after some regression last season. "You're just thinking, 'Please, Lord, don't let it be serious'".
Rizzo cautioned that "the bone bruise is real" and that the team has the luxury of being extra cautious because of its 14½-game lead in the NL East. He then began a foot race against Harper. In an effort to avoid contact with Giants first baseman Ryder Jones, Harper slipped on the base.
Baker refrained from criticizing the league, saying the teams "were kind of at the mercy of the schedule". Of course, the Washington Nationals have had their fair share of those kinds of injuries this year when Adam Eaton tore his ACL in late April trying to beat out an infield single against the Mets. Forget the part where the Nationals haven't even won a postseason series since 1981, when they were the Expos, and how losing Harper was going to make that a much more hard hill to climb. Harper ranks fourth on the Nationals in bWAR at 4.6.
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"It's a little tough but that's what we have to do as a professional", Jackson said.
Bryce Harper is up and walking around without much of a limp.
Harper has a hyperextended left knee after getting hurt on a groundout.
Harper is under contract through next season and can be a free agent in the winter of 2018. "He's going to get an MRI", Baker said. "I'm very optimistic that he'll be at least fine shortly".
"Jackson was a little shaky early, had a lot of pitches, but settled down in the middle innings and took us to our pen and took us to the seventh", Manager Dusty Baker said. The Nationals have already used 12 outfielders this season. This is his first stint on the disabled list since 2014.
Strasburg has been on the disabled list since late July with a right elbow nerve impingement. "I couldn't get the ball down in the first inning". They postponed that game and moved it to Sunday as part of a doubleheader.