Posted April 05, 2012 on AP on Fox
Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 and stole a base in his Triple A debut for the Syracuse Chiefs on Thursday. In his first at-bat, Harper, the top pick by the Washington Nationals in the 2010 draft, lined a double down the right-field line on a 2-2 pitch, easily beating the throw with a head-first slide into second. He advanced to third on a long fly out to right center but was stranded. In the bottom of the fourth, Harper lined a single to right on the first pitch, stole second, but was stranded again. Harper looked a little shaky in center field on a triple that sailed over his head in the top of the fourth, struck out swinging in the sixth, and grounded out hard to second in the seventh during a 7-4 loss to the Rochester Red Wings.
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