Bryce Harper Strikes Out Twice in Debut
The 18-year-old phenom didn't see any action in the field during the Nationals' exhibition opener Monday, but the top pick in last year's amateur draft got his first two at-bats against big league competition.
Harper entered the game as a pinch runner for Matt Stairs in the fifth inning and finally got a plate appearance in the seventh. He fouled off the first pitch from Taylor Tankersley, then swung and missed on the next two.
In the top of the ninth, Harper struck out on four pitches against Ryota Igarashi.
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