|May 20 6:31 PM PT7:31 PM MT8:31 PM CT9:31 PM ET21:31 ET1:31 GMT9:31 CST6:31 PM MST8:31 PM EST9:01 PM VEN5:31 UAE (+1)8:31 PM CT-Harper is back in the Washington Nationals' lineup after missing two games because of a bruised left knee. Harper was batting third and playing right field Monday night at San Francisco.
Analysis: Last season's NL Rookie of the Year was hurt last week when he ran into a wall at Dodger Stadium. Harper did some running and work on the field before the game against the Giants. Manager Davey Johnson said Harper told him he was fine to play.
|May 16 7:06 PM PT8:06 PM MT9:06 PM CT10:06 PM ET22:06 ET2:06 GMT10:06 CST7:06 PM MST9:06 PM EST9:36 PM VEN6:06 UAE (+1)9:06 PM CT-Harper is back in the Washington Nationals' lineup three nights after running full-on into the scoreboard in right field at Dodger Stadium.
Analysis: The violent collision left the 20-year-old slugger with 11 stitches in his chin and a sore body. He says he feels "a little bit better" but that whole left side of his body is still sore. Harper is playing left field and batting third against the San Diego Padres.
|May 14 11:53 PM PT12:53 AM MT1:53 AM CT2:53 AM ET2:53 ET6:53 GMT14:53 CST11:53 PM MST1:53 AM EST2:23 AM VEN10:53 UAE1:53 AM CT-Less than 24 hours earlier, the 20-year-old Washington Nationals slugger ran headfirst into the right-field wall while chasing a fly ball. The violent collision left him with 11 stitches in his chin, a sore body and a lesson learned.
Analysis: Harper vowed to keep playing hard, but said he will learn how to avoid crashing into the fence with such force. He was set to sit out the remaining two games of Washington's series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. And while Monday's exam didn't reveal a concussion, Johnson said the outfielder is likely to undergo more tests.
|May 10 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET18:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 CST3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)5:14 PM CT-Harper is back in the lineup for the Nats on Sunday.
Analysis: Harper was out of the lineup for twoconsecutive games after having an ingrown toenail removed. Harper had a procedure on his big toe Friday and sat out that night's game. Manager Davey Johnson originally said he expected Harper back in the lineup Saturday, but the toe is still tender.
|May 9 2:49 PM PT3:49 PM MT4:49 PM CT5:49 PM ET17:49 ET21:49 GMT5:49 CST2:49 PM MST4:49 PM EST5:19 PM VEN1:49 UAE (+1)4:49 PM CT-Harper went 1 for 3 with a homer and two RBIs in Wednesday's 3-1 victory over Detroit.
Analysis: Harper leads the club in homers (10), runs scored (21) and RBIs (20). It's hard to imagine where the Nationals would be without the 20-year-old phenom.
|May 8 8:10 AM PT9:10 AM MT10:10 AM CT11:10 AM ET11:10 ET15:10 GMT23:10 CST8:10 AM MST10:10 AM EST10:40 AM VEN19:10 UAE10:10 AM CT-Manager Davey Johnson said Harper would not be suspended or fined by Major League Baseball for being ejected in Sunday's 6-2 win at Pittsburgh. Harper now has three days off to deal with a bruise on his left side he sustained when he ran into the outfield wall attempting to make a catch April 30 in Atlanta.
Analysis: Harper was ejected by third base umpire John Hirschbeck for disputing a checked-swing third strike. "That's great. I'm glad I don't have to pay the $1,000. That's another $1,000 in my pocket, so that's good," Harper said. "That's Major League Baseball's decision and I respect that definitely and if I was to get fined I'd respect that, too."
|May 5 11:03 AM PT12:03 PM MT1:03 PM CT2:03 PM ET14:03 ET18:03 GMT2:03 CST11:03 AM MST1:03 PM EST1:33 PM VEN22:03 UAE1:03 PM CT-Harper was ejected from Sunday's game against the Pirates after arguing a checked-swing third strike.
Analysis: Harper was tossed by third base umpire John Hirshbeck, who was called upon by home plate umpire Bob Davidson to help rule on Harper's attempted check swing. Harper then stood outside the box, stared at Hirshbeck before dropping his bat, prompting the ejection. It was the second of Harper's career.
|May 2 4:06 PM PT5:06 PM MT6:06 PM CT7:06 PM ET19:06 ET23:06 GMT7:06 CST4:06 PM MST6:06 PM EST6:36 PM VEN3:06 UAE (+1)6:06 PM CT-Harper was in the lineup Thursday night against Atlanta after X-rays on his left shoulder were negative.
Analysis: Harper said he was diagnosed with a bruise under his left shoulder blade. Washington manager Davey Johnson said Harper is taking medication to relieve swelling. The 20-year star ranks among the top five in the National League in homers, batting average and assists.
|Apr. 28 8:13 AM PT9:13 AM MT10:13 AM CT11:13 AM ET11:13 ET15:13 GMT23:13 CST8:13 AM MST10:13 AM EST10:43 AM VEN19:13 UAE10:13 AM CT-Harper hit a two-run homer and scored twice, and Dan Haren had his best start of the young season as the Nationals beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-3.
Analysis: Harper, on the one-year anniversary of his callup, put the Nationals ahead 6-1 in the fourth, homering into the Washington bullpen on a 1-2 pitch off Alfredo Simon with Danny Espinosa on first. It was Harper's ninth of the season.
|Apr. 21 12:58 PM PT1:58 PM MT2:58 PM CT3:58 PM ET15:58 ET19:58 GMT3:58 CST12:58 PM MST2:58 PM EST3:28 PM VEN23:58 UAE2:58 PM CT-Harper smashed two homers and went 3 for 3 in a 7-6 win over the Mets on Saturday.
Analysis: Harper has gone 7 for 12 over his last three games.
|Apr. 18 4:34 PM PT5:34 PM MT6:34 PM CT7:34 PM ET19:34 ET23:34 GMT7:34 CST4:34 PM MST6:34 PM EST7:04 PM VEN3:34 UAE (+1)6:34 PM CT-Harper went 4 for 5 with a double in a 6-1 win over Miami on Wednesday.
Analysis: Harper had gone 0 for 10 over his previous three contests.
|Apr. 17 10:24 PM PT11:24 PM MT12:24 AM CT1:24 AM ET1:24 ET5:24 GMT13:24 CST10:24 PM MST12:24 AM EST12:54 AM VEN9:24 UAE12:24 AM CT-Harper missed Tuesday's game due to fly-like symptoms.
Analysis: The slugging phenom should be back in the next couple of days.
|Apr. 13 1:51 PM PT2:51 PM MT3:51 PM CT4:51 PM ET16:51 ET20:51 GMT4:51 CST1:51 PM MST3:51 PM EST4:21 PM VEN0:51 UAE (+1)3:51 PM CT-Harper slugged his fifth homer and had two RBIs in a 6-4 loss to Atlanta on Friday.
Analysis: Harper has 16 hits and 10 RBIs over his first 10 games.
|Apr. 11 1:57 PM PT2:57 PM MT3:57 PM CT4:57 PM ET16:57 ET20:57 GMT4:57 CST1:57 PM MST3:57 PM EST4:27 PM VEN0:57 UAE (+1)3:57 PM CT-Harper hit his team-best fourth homer in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Harper has two hits in six of the eight games this season.
|Apr. 1 11:02 AM PT12:02 PM MT1:02 PM CT2:02 PM ET14:02 ET18:02 GMT2:02 CST11:02 AM MST1:02 PM EST1:32 PM VEN22:02 UAE1:02 PM CT-Harper is the youngest major leaguer to homer twice in his team's opening game of a season, delivering solo shots in his first two at-bats in Monday's 2-0 win over Florida. Harper, 20, drove a pitch from Miami Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco over the out-of-town scoreboard in right-center in the first inning. Harper's second homer sailed a little to the right of that in the fourth inning.
Analysis: That first homer made Harper the second-youngest player to go deep in his team's first game. At 20 years, 167 days old, Harper ranks behind only Tony Conigliaro, who was 20 years, 95 days old when he homered for the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 on April 12, 1965, according to STATS LLC.
|Mar. 23 10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET13:00 ET17:00 GMT1:00 CST10:00 AM MST12:00 PM EST12:30 PM VEN21:00 UAE11:00 AM CT-Harper has been scratched from the Washington Nationals' lineup because of swelling in his left hand.
Analysis: Harper was scheduled to bat third and play left field against the New York Mets on Saturday, but manager Davey Johnson told Harper in the morning that he would not be playing. Harper was jammed on a pitch by Drew Smyly of the Detroit Tigers on Friday, and Johnson took him out of the game after two at-bats.