National’s Bryce Harper Benched During Game


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The Washington Nationals’ young star outfielder Bryce Harper was pulled from Saturday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals during the bottom of the sixth inning by manager Matt Williams.  Harper was replaced by Kevin Frandsen. The 21-year, old two-time All-Star was removed from the game due to, the way Williams put it, his “inability to run 90 feet.” That cost Harper the last three innings of the game and the at-bat that could have potentially won the game for Washington. Williams continued saying,
“Lack of hustle. That’s why he came out of the game. He and I made an agreement, this team made an agreement, that when we play the game, that we hustle at all times.”
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