Bryce Harper Injured, Unsurprisingly Out of Lineup Tonight Against Dodgers


May 13, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span (2) looks after left fielder Bryce Harper (34) after Harper collided with the scoreboard during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Bryce Harper is officially out of tonight’s lineup, and will be replaced in left field by Steve Lombardozzi.

Harper required several stitches after colliding with the right field wall on an AJ Ellis triple in last night’s game. Harper had been tracking the ball, only to look up and collide with the scoreboard in right field. Though he did get up under his own power and sustained no serious injuries, Harper was down for a good while and was clearly shaken up on the play. He’ll presumably get a few games off to rest.

Dan Haren looks for win number five tonight as the Nationals take on the Dodgers once again in Los Angeles. Game time is 10:10 EST, and a victory would clinch the series win regardless of the outcome tomorrow night. The game is viewable on MASN 2, and WJFK (106.7 The Fan) will have the call on the radio.