Harper was injured Saturday when he slipped on a wet first base, and Rizzo said the Nationals hope the star outfielder can return this season.
When Bryce Harper couldn't put any weight on his left leg when he was helped off the field, the worst-case scenario certainly seemed realistic.
It had been raining for most of the night, as the game didn't start until around 10 p.m. E.T. following a three-hour rain delay. It was raining steadily when Harper's injury happened.
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One of the barrier wires caught his SUV as it was falling and left his vehicle hanging precariously on the side of the garage. The garage owner reportedly said that these are the only two incidents like this to have occurred on the grounds.
Video of the play is below.
The Giants and Nationals also had their Friday night game delayed. The Nats are where they are because both their arms and bats are capable of winning games on their own merits which is formidable when both are on the same page.
Major League Baseball was in control of weather decisions because it's the Giants' final trip to Washington this season. None more obvious than the slippery bags in play.
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And in the end he made a decision to stay and it was one of the great days of the recent weeks for me. Key Stat: Arsenal have won their last seven home games against Leicester in all competitions.
OUR PREDICTION: The Giants have dropped six of their last seven games in Washington, are 0-5 in their last five games versus the Nationals, and are 1-6 in their last seven road games versus a team with a winning home record. Washington has around two months until the postseason begins, so that gives Harper plenty of time to get back to 100 percent. This season, Harper's hitting.327/.420/.616 with 29 home runs, 87 RBI and 92 runs scored. The Nationals don't have another Harper in the system, and neither does anyone else in baseball.
Harper was walking around without a limp after the game, which is definitely a good sign, but ACL injuries are tricky in that sometimes they can go nearly completely unnoticed.
Harper is expected to speak to reporters on Sunday afternoon.
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Northumbria police said on Twitter that they were aware of the incident and that emergency services were attending the scene. They said she was in a serious but stable condition and had been taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
Taking a bat like Harper's out of the lineup makes the Nationals a lot weaker.