Found August 24, 2013 on Diamond Hoggers:
The Nationals pretty much have to run the table if they are going to have ANY hope at catching someone in the National league Wildcard race. It’s not going to happen, but Bryce Harper took one out of the loss column last evening and inserted the game into the win column for his team. It was Harper’s first career game in Kansas City. While he didn’t sink a pearl into the legendary fountains of Kauffman stadium, he did just about everything else to help the Nationals hang onto a 11-10 come from behind win. And rumors are that he’s hurt yet again. And we’ll say it until we’re blue in the face. The guy has to stop getting dinged. That’s like; a dozen or 15 different ‘dings’ he’s had this season.
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