Oh, look! It's Bam Bam Bryce Harper -- as seen on FuelTV, Screengrab via the great @rocket1124 -- celebrating his second career HR (video here) by taking in a little UFC action at the Patriot Center in Fairfax Tuesday night. With those stitches above his eye, the kid fits right in...
"I can’t really tell you what the problem was, but some Hot Stuff got misplaced. It was on his shoulder and evidently – I don’t know how it got to where it got, but it was uncomfortable, to say the least." (Davey Johnson, via Washington Post, 5/15/2012)
(Sean Burnett cleans up H-Rod's mess in the 9th, turns 1-2-3 double play to end the game. Screengrabs via MLB.TV/MASN)
"I still haven’t lost confidence in Henry, but probably was asking a lot with that was his third day in a row going and he threw a lot of pitches in Cincinnati. So I’ll probably give him off tomorrow regardless. But I still have a lot of confidence in him. I went up to him after the game, I said, 'Henry, you’re my man. I’ve still got a lot of confidence in you.'" (Davey Johnson, via Washington Times, 5/15/2012)
"Tough sky. When it got above the seats you can't really see. I saw Votto's ball pretty well because it was below the seats. But when you've got hazy sky like that it's pretty tough to read a ball off the bat. I had no clue. I had no idea. It happened. It sucks that it happened, but I had no clue where it was, and there was nothing I could do about it." (Bryce Harper, via MASNSports.com, 5/13/2012)
The good news is, Harper collected two hits on Sunday...
Well, it's a good thing Bryce Harper got his frustrations out on Friday night. Harper suffered through another tough night at the plate on Saturday (0-4, 1K, 5 LOB), capped off by a three pitch strikeout to Aroldis Chapman (99 MPH foul, 87 MPH foul, 100 MPH whiff).