Bryce Harper fell down on his run to first early in the game just after he crossed the first base bag. Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong’s throw hit Harper in his left ankle. While Harper would finish the game, it was one of those nights for the Nationals as they fell to the Cardinals 8-1 in St. Louis.
Tanner Roark once again struggled as he only lasted three innings and dug the Nats in an early hole. A fourth inning meltdown by reliever Jacob Turner didn’t help the cause either. Roark’s loss was his sixth and evens his record at 6-6. He gave up three runs on four hits. The three runs came in the third. Turner gave up five runs in the fourth on seven hits in 3.2 innings.
The Nats lone run came in the fourth when Daniel Murphy grounded into a double play that scored Bryce Harper.
The Nats look to rebound Saturday night. First pitch is at 7:15 on FOX.
According to Mark Zuckerman, Harper is okay.