Nats' Harper Leaves Game With Apparent Left Knee Injury

Friday's Giants Nationals was postponed due to rain but the Nationals took their time letting everyone know about the decision

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper left the first inning of Saturday's game with an apparent knee injury.

Harper left Washington's 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night in the first inning after his left foot slipped on the wet first base bag as he tried to beat out a groundball to first baseman Ryder Jones.

WASHINGTON - The Giants' baseball marathon resumes with Sunday's day game at Nationals Park, the second of three games in a 24-hour span.

The Nationals entered play Sunday with a 14.5-game lead in the National League East.

"I don't think he has any fear", Baker said.

After the Harper injury, Ryan Zimmerman doubled and Daniel Murphy singled to put the Washington Nationals up 2-1, but the result tonight is small compared to what happened with Harper.

It was easy to assume that Harper was gone for the season, and it was just as easy to start worry about when he would be back in 2018.

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"He's definitely one of those guys that you can't replace on a team", starter Edwin Jackson said.

Harper eventually needed to be carried off the field. He gave up two runs in the first inning and one more in the fifth, walking four total batters and surrendering five hits.

Nationals: OF Michael Taylor was activated from the 10-day DL after missing 29 games with a right oblique strain.

"There is a significant bone bruise when he hyperextended the knee, so although we feel like we dodged a bullet a bit here with any long-term ligament and tendon damage".

As per usual with the Washington Nationals, no injury news is usually given until after the game and its unlikely we will know the full diagnosis until some point during the doubleheader tomorrow.

On a team loaded with stars, two rookies played key roles in Washington's win Thursday night.

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