Rizzo diagnosed the bone bruise as significant but said he is optimistic that Harper will return later this season. Nationals' general manager Mike Rizzo told reporters that he doesn't believe the injury is season-ending, but doesn't have a clear timetable in mind for Harper's recovery just yet. Harper clutched at his knee while on the wet field and put no weight on his left leg as he was helped off. His leg buckled, he went airborne and fell to the ground as his helmet went flying.
Harper is certainly someone the Nationals need in order to compete in October. The 2015 National League MVP will have an MRI later Sunday, Washington manager Dusty Baker said.
- Bryce Harper was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a hyperextended left knee.
Saturday's game started after a three-hour rain delay in D.C., and it's unclear how much the damp conditions affected the basepaths. Given injuries to Harper, Stephen Strasburg - who has a rehab assignment Monday - and others, the Nationals' focus is getting healthy for the playoffs. A long-term injury benefits no one, so the only thing to do right now is hope for the best.
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Harper is under contract through next season and can be a free agent in the winter of 2018.
From Rotoworld: Stratton allowed three runs - two earned - over five innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Diamondbacks.
Buster Posey and Hunter Pence will rest in Game 1 as Bruce Bochy goes left-heavy against right-hander A.J. Cole. Harper is hitting.326 with 29 home runs and 87 RBIs as the most fearsome hitter in the league.
Washington did not advance a runner to scoring position until the seventh.