After Davey Johnson expressed frustration over not being kept in the loop on Bryce Harper’s physical health, Harper admitted to Johnson that he’s been experiencing soreness. In a chat with Comcast SportsNet, Harper also came clean about the true effect of his collision with the wall in Los Angeles.
“I mean, ever since I hit the wall, pretty much every day I feel something different,” he said. “When something else feels better, the next thing hurts. It’s pretty much the left side of my whole body. That’s the only thing that hurts me, really. Everything on the right side of my body feels great. If the right side of my body felt like the left side of my body, I’d probably be screwed.”
Harper admitted that the last time he felt 100 percent was in the first month of the season. Perhaps he’s re-thinking his “I’ll play hard, even if it kills me” strategy.
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Jim Haslett, on preparing for the Eagles:
“You don’t know what anybody’s going to do exactly in a game until you get in the game. You have to have the ability to adjust to what they’re doing and be flexible in what you’re doing. So I can only go on what I’ve seen. I’ve watched 23, 24 Oregon films. I watched what they did in the preseason. If they can do anything else, God bless ’em.”
PHOTO OF THE DAY
So many things going on in this one. #subtember (via @RyanJKelly)
HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
Sure, Peyton’s record-breaking 7 touchdowns was fun. But this Bud Light quinoa commercial stole the show.
WHAT TO WATCH TONIGHT
Nats at Marlins, 7 p.m. on MASN. All TV/Radio listings here.
The NFL is satisfied with the new turf at FedEx Field and the Redskins plan to maintain it. The league will be checking up on it periodically so stay on your toes, grounds crew.
RGIII GRAPHIC OF THE DAY
This interactive on the hits to RGIII is really interesting. New to me: 70% of the hits happened on designed runs.
CHARITY HOCKEY CLASSIC
On Saturday, Kettler Capitals Iceplex will be hosting the 5th annual Charity Hockey Classic. Game starts at 7 p.m., $10 admission benefits Inova Blood Donor Services. More info here.