Bryce Harper injures left knee, leaves game

Giants-Nationals postponed by rain

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Bryce Harper appeared to injure his left knee when he slipped on a wet first base, a potentially devastating blow to the NL East-leading Washington Nationals.

Bryce Harper injured his knee rounding first base Saturday night and had to be helped off the field. It was still raining when Harper's injury happened.

Harper remained on the ground for a few minutes as the ballpark went silent.

Harper was replaced by Andrew Stevenson, who took over in center field with Brian Goodwin moving to right.

The game had been delayed for three hours because of heavy rains.

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This latest injury could put a damper on the impressive season and create trouble for the Nationals. Last season, Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament after a rain delay one week before the playoffs started.

Since the Giants don't come back to D.C. this year, it was Major League Baseball's call on whether or not this game should be played.

For all of the Nationals' injuries this season, and there have been plenty of them, they have been able to avoid anything catastrophic since Eaton tore his anterior cruciate ligament.

As per usual with the Washington Nationals, no injury news is usually given until after the game and its unlikely we will know the full diagnosis until some point during the doubleheader tomorrow.

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