Harper will be making his second start in three Grapefruit League games. He also started against Georgetown and came in as reserve against the Astros yesterday. After tonight, he’ll have played more than any Nationals player. And it doesn’t sound like Davey Johnson has any plans to scale back Harper’s playing schedule.
“[Shoot], he’s 19,” Johnson said. “I asked him the other day, I said, ‘Are you tired?’ He said, ‘You see the girl with the red lips over there?’ He’s not tired. He’s just got a lot of energy. When I was 19, I didn’t get tired.”
Harper is also listed as a backup for tomorrow’s game against in Lake Buena Vista against the Braves.