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An at-bat after Harper hit a tape-measure shot and admired it a bit, he was hit in the leg by a first-pitch fastball. A shouting match with plenty of fake tough guys erupted but no actual punches, shoves, or tittie twisters were exchanged.
After the game, however, the Washington outfielder seemed to take the beaning in stride.
“It's part of the game, like I said,” Harper said. “If I walk off on somebody and he wants to drill me, I'll let him drill me and I'll stand on first base and say some choice words and get over it.”
Unfortunately for the Nationals, Harper was unable to replicate his famous revenge steal of home plate and the Braves prevailed, 2-1.