Bryce Harper (Hand Contusion) Day-To-Day
The injury came at an unfortunate time in the season
On Friday, New York Mets starter Steven Matz hit Bryce Harper on the hand with a scary two-seam fastball that tailed up and in next to his head. See if for yourself here:
As a result, Harper left the game, took an x-ray and it was negative, but the injury could have a major impact on his ability to play in the short term.
Bryce Harper’s X-Rays were negative. His right hand was wrapped up and he’s unsure if he’ll be able to play on Saturday night. He said he couldn’t grip the bat after being hit tonight.— Matt Breen (@matt_breen) September 7, 2019
After getting off to a slow start, Harper had been on a recent surge, surpassing the 30 HR, 100 RBI mark.
It remains to be seen how long he will be out, but it seems like the rest of the weekend series against the Mets will be in jeopardy, starting with tonight’s matchup (Mets -170). Philadelphia and New York are gridlocked at 72-68 and both are fighting for a Wild Card spot in the National League.
Will Harper’s teammates rally and get the job done without him or will they miss his bat too much? Make your decision using BetQL’s full suite of data!