Bryce Harper, as Davey Johnson said last night, will get a day off today in the middle of hitting .176 since the all-star break. Harper has now been in the lineup for all but five games since he arrived in the majors in late April. The Nationals will try for a sweep against right-hander Lucas Harrell, the Astros' best pitcher this season.
Bryce Harper out of tonight's Nationals lineup
Washington Post | Aug 9