Harper Plunked, Nats-Braves Exchange Words On And Off Field
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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - The Braves must not have admired the slow trot from a freshly-shaven Bryce Harper after he launched a solo homer in the bottom of the third inning Tuesday night.
Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 06, 2013
Harper was drilled by Atlanta’s Julio Teheran on the first pitch of his next at-bat in the bottom of the fifth, earning Teheran a mouthful from the 20-year-old slugger and a clearing of both benches.
Harper was hit right in the thigh with a 94-mph, first-pitch fastball. He tossed his bat and pointed at Teheran.—
Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) August 07, 2013
While no punches were thrown, the Braves’ official Twitter account mirrored the ever-classy reaction of the organization’s on-field product moments later.
Clown move bro—
Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 07, 2013
And like their own players, the Nats’ Twitter account rushed to the aid of their young slugger.
@Braves Which part, giving up the home run, or drilling the 20-year-old on the first pitch his next time up?—
Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 07, 2013
By the way, the Braves went on to win.