|July 23 12:45 PM PT1:45 PM MT2:45 PM CT3:45 PM ET15:45 ET19:45 GMT3:45 12:45 PM MST2:45 PM EST3:15 PM VEN23:45 UAE2:45 PM CT-Harper was 2 for 2 in Tuesday's 7-4 win at Colorado.
Analysis: Harper is batting .409 over his last eight games.
|July 19 11:27 AM PT12:27 PM MT1:27 PM CT2:27 PM ET14:27 ET18:27 GMT2:27 11:27 AM MST1:27 PM EST1:57 PM VEN22:27 UAE1:27 PM CT-Harper went 3 for 4 with a homer in Friday's loss to the Brewers.
Analysis: Harper's at-bats and body language have been heavily scrutinized. You should cut the kid some slack since he is 21 years old and still learning what it takes to succeed in the big leagues.
|July 12 12:32 PM PT1:32 PM MT2:32 PM CT3:32 PM ET15:32 ET19:32 GMT3:32 12:32 PM MST2:32 PM EST3:02 PM VEN23:32 UAE2:32 PM CT-Harper hit his first homer since coming off the DL in Friday's loss at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Harper is just 5 for 35 with two RBIs in 10 games since returning from injury.
|July 8 12:47 PM PT1:47 PM MT2:47 PM CT3:47 PM ET15:47 ET19:47 GMT3:47 12:47 PM MST2:47 PM EST3:17 PM VEN23:47 UAE2:47 PM CT-Harper went 0 for 3 on Monday.
Analysis: Harper is 4 for 24 since coming off the DL on June 30. Fantasy owners have to stick through these tough times and hope for better days.
|July 5 12:46 PM PT1:46 PM MT2:46 PM CT3:46 PM ET15:46 ET19:46 GMT3:46 12:46 PM MST2:46 PM EST3:16 PM VEN23:46 UAE2:46 PM CT-Nationals manager Matt Williams moved Harper back to sixth in the batting order Saturday, one day after hitting him second.
Analysis: The left-handed hitting Harper went 0 for 4 Friday against now former Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel in Washington's 7-2 loss. Moved down to sixth, Anthony Rendon was 1 for 4 with a double. Since his return, Harper is 3 for 15 with an RBI and two runs scored.
|June 30 11:43 AM PT12:43 PM MT1:43 PM CT2:43 PM ET14:43 ET18:43 GMT2:43 11:43 AM MST1:43 PM EST2:13 PM VEN22:43 UAE1:43 PM CT-The Washington Nationals have reinstated Bryce Harper from the 15-day disabled list after the star outfielder missed 59 games because of a torn ligament in his left thumb. The team made the move before Monday night's game against Colorado. It was Bryce Harper bobblehead night at Nationals Park.
Analysis: The 21-year-old Harper was hitting .289 with one home run and nine RBIs in 22 games before getting hurt. He played five rehabilitation games in the minors and hit .643, including three homers in a Double-A game over the weekend.
|June 29 10:34 PM PT11:34 PM MT12:34 AM CT1:34 AM ET1:34 ET5:34 GMT13:34 10:34 PM MST12:34 AM EST1:04 AM VEN9:34 UAE12:34 AM CT-Harper hit three homers and drove in five runs in a minor league rehab game on Saturday.
Analysis: The 2012 NL Rookie of the Year, Harper is working his way back from a left thumb injury. He went 4 for 5 as the designated hitter for the Double-A Harrisburg against the Cleveland Indians' Akron affiliate. Washington manager Matt Williams said after Saturday's day-night doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs that he is not sure if Harper will play another game for Harrisburg on Sunday. The Nationals are optimistic he will return early in the week.
|Apr. 27 9:05 AM PT10:05 AM MT11:05 AM CT12:05 PM ET12:05 ET16:05 GMT0:05 9:05 AM MST11:05 AM EST11:35 AM VEN20:05 UAE11:05 AM CT-Harper was scheduled to start a minor league rehab assignment Monday at Class A Potomac for his injured left thumb.
Analysis: Nationals manager Matt Williams said the plan was for Harper to play three innings in left field and get a couple at-bats. He was expected to play all three outfield positions while on rehab. He could return around July 1.
|Apr. 26 10:38 AM PT11:38 AM MT12:38 PM CT1:38 PM ET13:38 ET17:38 GMT1:38 10:38 AM MST12:38 PM EST1:08 PM VEN21:38 UAE12:38 PM CT-Harper will be out of the starting lineup with a left hand injury for Saturday's game against the San Diego Padres, but available to pinch-hit. Harper hurt his hand with a head-first slide into third base Friday night after hitting a bases-loaded triple in the third inning of Washington's 11-1 victory. He stayed in the game for an inning before he was replaced.
Analysis: Manager Matt Williams says Harper is available "off the bench for sure." He says a hand specialist will look at Harper on Saturday. "The early tests today are pretty good," Williams said. "The X-rays are negative. There's some swelling there. We just want to make sure we knock it out."
|Apr. 25 7:00 PM PT8:00 PM MT9:00 PM CT10:00 PM ET22:00 ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 PM MST9:00 PM EST9:30 PM VEN6:00 UAE (+1)9:00 PM CT-Harper was removed after four innings of Washington's game against the San Diego Padres on Friday.
Analysis: After sliding in head first on his bases-loaded triple in the third, Harper could be seen flexing his left wrist. Nate McLouth replaced him to start the fifth inning. The Nationals led 6-0. Harper had an RBI-single in the first and drove in a career-high four runs.
|Apr. 20 9:25 AM PT10:25 AM MT11:25 AM CT12:25 PM ET12:25 ET16:25 GMT0:25 9:25 AM MST11:25 AM EST11:55 AM VEN20:25 UAE11:25 AM CT-Harper will start Sunday in for the Nationals a day after he was replaced in the sixth inning for lack of hustle. He is scheduled to bat second in the lineup against the Cardinals.
Analysis: In the sixth inning on Saturday, Harper hit a comebacker to the mound and was easily thrown out at first base. The two-time All-Star was replaced in left field the following inning. Following the eventual 4-3 loss, Nationals first-year manager Matt Williams cited "lack of hustle," for removing Harper. "That's why he came out of the game," Williams said. "He and I made an agreement, this team made an agreement, that when we play the game, that we hustle at all times."
|Apr. 19 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET17:50 ET21:50 GMT5:50 2:50 PM MST4:50 PM EST5:20 PM VEN1:50 UAE (+1)4:50 PM CT-Harper has been pulled early from a game after Washington manager Matt Williams said the young outfielder didn't hustle Saturday.
Analysis: The 21-year-old Harper is a two-time All-Star known for his aggressive play. But in the sixth inning, he hit the ball to the mound, jogged to first and took a right turn to the dugout before getting halfway down the basepath.
|Apr. 16 3:58 PM PT4:58 PM MT5:58 PM CT6:58 PM ET18:58 ET22:58 GMT6:58 3:58 PM MST5:58 PM EST6:28 PM VEN2:58 UAE (+1)5:58 PM CT-Harper has been scratched from the Washington Nationals' game at Miami because of tightness in his left quadriceps.
Analysis: Harper was replaced in the lineup Wednesday by Tyler Moore. The Nationals were already without three injured starters. Harper had playing despite the ailment since last Friday, and he left Monday's game in the seventh inning after he slipped running the bases. Even so, he has been on a tear at the plate lately, batting .483 over the past eight games.
|Apr. 15 2:31 PM PT3:31 PM MT4:31 PM CT5:31 PM ET17:31 ET21:31 GMT5:31 2:31 PM MST4:31 PM EST5:01 PM VEN1:31 UAE (+1)4:31 PM CT-Harper had his fourth multihit performance in six games Monday, going 3 for 4 against the Marlins with two doubles and a triple.
Analysis: Harper is picking it up after a slow start out of the gates. Four of his five extra-base hits this season have come over his last two games.
|Apr. 14 3:40 PM PT4:40 PM MT5:40 PM CT6:40 PM ET18:40 ET22:40 GMT6:40 3:40 PM MST5:40 PM EST6:10 PM VEN2:40 UAE (+1)5:40 PM CT-Harper was 2 for 2 and walked twice Sunday against Atlanta.
Analysis: Harper is 10 for 21 during a six-game hitting streak after starting the season 3 for 21.
|Apr. 12 4:54 PM PT5:54 PM MT6:54 PM CT7:54 PM ET19:54 ET23:54 GMT7:54 4:54 PM MST6:54 PM EST7:24 PM VEN3:54 UAE (+1)6:54 PM CT-Harper had three hits in a 7-6 loss in 10 innings to Atlanta on Friday.
Analysis: The Washington Nationals star, batting .270 this season, is 7 for 16 (.438) with four RBIs in his last four games.
|Apr. 10 3:31 PM PT4:31 PM MT5:31 PM CT6:31 PM ET18:31 ET22:31 GMT6:31 3:31 PM MST5:31 PM EST6:01 PM VEN2:31 UAE (+1)5:31 PM CT-Jayson Werth hit a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning off Carlos Marmol after Harper's upper-deck, three-run homer started a comeback from an early deficit, and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 10-7 Wednesday night.
Analysis: Harper, who also singled, is 3 for 8 in the last two games after going 3 for 21 in his first five.
|Feb. 15 2:32 PM PT3:32 PM MT4:32 PM CT5:32 PM ET17:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)4:32 PM CT-Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams says he expects Harper to be fully recovered from offseason knee surgery when the slugger reports to spring training next week.
Analysis: Williams said Saturday the Nationals will monitor Harper's knee to see how it reacts. The staff will modify Harper's workout program if it acts us. Harper was bothered by his left knee for much of last season, especially after two collisions with outfield walls. He played in 118 games and had surgery in October. Nationals position players are scheduled to report to spring training Tuesday.
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