Bryce Harper leaves Nationals-Cardinals game after six innings

Bryce Harper, shown in Thursday’s game vs. the Cardinals. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper exited Saturday’s game against the Cardinals after six innings. The Nationals offered no details. Harper has been dealing with tightness in his quad, which kept him out of the lineup Wednesday in Miami.

Harper sustained no apparent injury, although he made an awkward play in the top of the sixth. He chased down Jhonny Peralta’s fly ball down the left field line and made the catch on the sliver of warning track between the chalk and the side wall.  Harper fell to one knee as he made the catch, but he hopped up and made a strong throw to second base and stayed in the remainder of the inning. He also led off the bottom of the sixth and tapped back to the pitcher for an out.

We’ll have more information here when available.

Adam Kilgore covers national sports for the Washington Post. Previously he served as the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.
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