Harper Breaks Thumb in Phillies' 4-2 Win Over Padre

Bryce Harper will be sidelined indefinitely with a broken left thumb

after he was hit by a pitch from Blake Snell in the

Philadelphia Phillies’ 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bryce Harper might be sidelined indefinitely with a damaged left thumb

after he become hit through a pitch from Blake Snell inside the

Philadelphia Phillies' 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night time.

The reigning NL MVP checked his swing because the ninety seven-mph fastball

from Snell rode interior and excessive closer to his shoulder earlier than hitting him

on the out of doors of the left hand in the fourth inning.

At first it looked as if Harper might also were hit within the face and he become requested approximately that.

“I form of wish it hit me inside the face, I don’t break bones in my face.

I assume I can take 98 to the face but now not 97 to the thumb.

Yeah, I turned into kind of in protection mode a bit bit seeking

to get my hand up there and not permit it hit me once more,” Harper stated.

"It’s only a bummer. I am honestly bummed out.”

Harper right now fell to the floor after being hit and

changed into in seen ache as he held his hand at the same time as on his knees for

numerous mins with Phillies head teacher Paul Buchheit attending to him.