Nats’ Harper has temper tantrum
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper had a temper tantrum during Sunday’s 4-1 loss to the Phillies. Harper was upset after being taken out in a double switch in the sixth inning.
Manager Davey Johnson wanted bench coach Randy Knorr to tell Harper right away that he was being taken out of the game. But before Knorr could do anything, Harper was seen “destroying helmets on the runway,” according to Johnson.
“I said, ‘Randy, will you get to him. Please get to him.’” Johnson said. “I really didn’t have a choice. I didn’t care if it was Babe Ruth.”
Harper, who is never happy when he is not playing, is 18-for-85 [.212] with three home runs and eight RBIs during the month of August.