Bryce Harper takes shin to the head, remains in the game

If the first two innings of the 2014 season are any indication, it’s going to be a long, long year in Natstown. (They aren’t, but still!)

After Mets outfielder Andrew Brown hit a three-run home run off of Stephen Strasburg in the bottom of the first inning, Bryce Harper provided a scare when he took an Eric Young Jr. shin to the head while successfully breaking up a double-play ball hit by Ian Desmond. The next batter, Adam LaRoche, homered to bring the Nats to within 3-2.

(Via Business Insider)

Harper remained down for a few minutes and was attended to by trainers, but he returned to the outfield for the bottom of the second. Phew. For now.

Scott Allen writes about all things D.C. sports. Follow him on Twitter @ScottSAllen or e-mail him if you’ve got a tip to share.
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