Harper pulls up with 'just a cramp' in 11th
WASHINGTON -- In the 11th inning of Tuesday's 2-1 win over Atlanta, Bryce Harper doubled to the right-center-field gap with one out. He pulled into second base awkwardly before doubling over and appearing to grab at his right leg.
"I just felt a cramp," Harper said after the game. "I just got done working out, so I haven't even gotten treatment yet. But, pretty much just a cramp."
Harper waved off manager Matt Williams and head trainer Lee Kuntz, but both continued to second base to check on the star right fielder. After a relatively brief conversation, Harper stayed in the game.
"[Williams] said, 'Do you think you can score on anything?,'" Harper said. "I said, 'Yeah. Absolutely.' So, I had no hesitation or anything like that to where I was like, 'Oh crap, this is going to be terrible.' Pretty much just a cramp. So, we'll see how it feels tomorrow."
After Harper's double, Wilson Ramos was intentionally walked and Clint Robinson battled for a base on balls to load the bases. Ian Desmond drove a fly ball to left field and Harper tagged and scored easily.
Harper suffered a mild hamstring strain in his left leg last Thursday vs. the Rays. He missed Friday's game before returning to the lineup on Saturday.