Long day for Bryce Harper, who played in both games of a home-away doubleheader on Thursday. Thursday night, Harper apparently had an adventurous three innings: feeling hitterish and stretching a single into a double, making a great catch in the seventh, and then encountering a bout of the rinky dinks with a wild throw to allow the winning run to score in the 9th.
"I threw right a little bit and lost the game. Get the next one."
(Bryce Harper, via Nationals Journal, 3/11/2011)
Based on the smiley face emoticon :) in his late night Tweet (above), seems like the kid is unfazed.
And the kid will also reportedly stick around big league camp for a little while longer. Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals will make more cuts on Friday, but that Harper will survive:
The Nationals will make their next round of cuts official later today, and when they do Bryce Harper will remain in major-league camp, according to a team source.
(via Adam Kilgore/Nationals Journal, 3/11/2011)