With a three-hit night, Harper is hitting .282 with a .375 on-base percentage since the all-star break.
The Nationals have hit the second most homers in baseball this months.
Harper fouled off a pitch in the sixth inning and then clenched his left thumb. He stayed in the game and is fine.
Matt Williams addressed the idea of sending Bryce Harper going to the minors. How did it come to that?
Matt Williams wants Bryce Harper to bunt less and "let it fly."
Harper is 4 for 7 in the series with Miami and has looked more comfortable at the plate.
The outfielder used different variations of stances in his at-bats on Friday, trying to find the right feel.
Bryce Harper wants to play, but says he's "totally fine" with Matt Williams sitting him against a left-handed starter.
Since he made tweaks to his setup at the plate, Harper is 4 for 7 with two extra-base hits and looks comfortable.
Manager Matt Williams had been looking for a game to rest Bryce Harper as he returns from thumb surgery.