Because of an injury to Michael Morse that could sideline him for Sunday's game against the Phillies, rookie Bryce Harper will likely play and face left-hander Cliff Lee, Nationals Manager Davey Johnson said. But the manager admitted that he has considered resting Harper more against left-handed starters.

When Johnson offered his thoughts on Harper's struggles, in particular against left-handers, he touched on an interesting trend he has found among young hitters, one that Danny Espinosa has been a part of as well but has been improving.