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Bryce Harper's frustrated swing cost him a little blood and a little embarrassment, but no time on the field.
The Washington Nationals' run of injuries to key position players took another unfortunate turn Saturday night. Catcher Wilson Ramos was helped off the field in the seventh inning by two trainers after he turned to field a passed ball and his right knee appeared to buckle beneath him.
A day later, they could laugh about it.
Washington rookie Bryce Harper will miss a couple of days after he took an angry swing and his own bat accidentally hit him near the eye.
Bryce Harper had the worst offensive night of his 14-day-old major career Friday. He was 0-for-5 with three strikeouts, a fly to center and a weak grounder to the first base side.
The silence that pervaded the visitor's clubhouse at PNC Park on Wednesday night was drenched in frustration. Players sat quietly at their lockers or swiftly made their way toward the showers and the waiting busses. Not too many, it seemed, wanted to spend much time reliving what had just transpired.
When Stephen Strasburg is on the mound, his intensity ratchets up to a perilous level. Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson jokes that he doesn't like to go near Strasburg in the dugout during his starts, afraid of what the 23-year-old right-hander will do or say if he does.
\One day after perhaps their most demoralizing loss of the season, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson closed the doors to the visitors' clubhouse at PNC Park and held a brief team meeting.
Danny Espinosa is swinging and missing. He knows it, his teammates know it and his manager knows it. He's well aware, also, that the fans know it. And he's not immune to the criticism. Espinosa's 37 strikeouts are tied for the most in the National League.