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Sport Bryce Harper exits after second HBP, expected to play Wednesday

15:45  13 june  2018
15:45  13 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Bryce Harper seems to have a target on his back.

The Nationals star left Tuesday's 3-0 loss to the Yankees after being hit by a pitch for the second time in the game.

a close up of a man in a baseball game: Bryce Harper © (Getty Images) Bryce Harper

Harper was first hit on his right elbow by a 90 mph pitch from CC Sabathia in the fifth inning. The second HBP came in the eighth inning when he was struck on the left foot by an 89 mph pitch from Dellin Betances, which prompted Harper to exit for precautionary reasons.

It's just the second time in his career that Harper has been hit by a pitch multiple times in a single game, the other coming in 2013.

Despite concerns over the beanings, Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Harper is expected to be back in the lineup Wednesday as the team closes out the two-game series.

Harper, 25, is hitting just .228 but has 43 RBIs and leads the NL with 19 home runs.

Angels pitcher Garrett Richards exits start after 2 innings vs. Mariners .
Richards is reportedly dealing with a hamstring injury after leaving his start against the Mariners early.While the team hasn't officially announced the reason for Richards leaving, OCregister.com reports Richards is dealing with a hamstring injury.

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