WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals slugger Bryce Harper got hit by a pitch and soon left the field. Then Reds star Joey Votto got hit and immediately went off — on the Nats. The second game of a doubleheader turned testy Saturday night after a pair of former NL MVPs got plunked during Washington's 6-2 win for a split. In the sixth inning, Harper was hit in the right kneecap by Austin Brice. Harper initially struggled to put any weight on his leg, but ultimately made his way to first base. But Harper labored defensively chasing after a double by Mason Williams in the seventh and was immediately replaced in right field by Adam Eaton. "It hurts," Harper said. "I'll see where I'm at (Sunday) and go from there." In the eighth, Votto was hit for the second time in the game, nailed in the leg by Ryan Madson's first pitch. Votto gestured at Madson as he took first base. After being retired on a forceout at second to end the inning, Votto waved at Washington's dugout, prompting plate … [Read more...] about Harper, Votto hit, Nats beat Reds 6-2 to split doubleheader
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Paul Daugherty blog: How long should Billy Hamilton project last for Cincinnati Reds? Give me all the numbers you like. To me, the two that matter most remain runs scored and runs driven in. Last I looked, runs win more games. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Paul Daugherty, [email protected] Published 11:32 a.m. ET May 2, 2018 CLOSE Riggleman on Reds' loss to Milwaukee Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Here’s a stat question that might astound you, Mobsters: How many … [Read more...] about Paul Daugherty blog: How long should Billy Hamilton project last for Cincinnati Reds?