22-year-old whippersnapper Jacob Lindgren gets old man Bryce Harper to fly out
After 1,733 PAs, Harper finally faces younger pitcher
On April 28, 2012, a young man named Bryce Harper made his MLB debut for the Nationals.
More than three years, 1,733 plate appearances, 420 hits and 75 home runs later, Harper finally faced a pitcher younger than him.
In the eighth inning of Wednesday's Yankees-Nationals matinee, Joe Girardi called upon rookie reliever Jacob Lindgren to face Harper. The 22-year-old Lindgren is 147 days younger than Harper and had made all of five MLB appearances heading into their matchup.
Despite his experience and old-man strength, the elder and presumably wiser Harper couldn't manage a hit off the youth as Lindgren induced a fly ball to left field:
No word on whether or not Harper yelled at Lindgren to get off his lawn before retreating to the dugout.