Bryce Harper's Scary Knee Injury Diagnosed As A "Significant" Bone Bruise

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Washington Nationals right-hander Edwin Jackson had another solid outing Saturday night, tossing five scoreless innings against the San Francisco Giants after a one-run first - all after waiting out a three-hour rain delay at Nationals Park.

"We know he hyperextended it when he slipped going across the bag".

But they're just 5-9 in the playoffs and still haven't won a postseason series since the 1981 National League Division Series, when they were the Montreal Expos (the only postseason series win in franchise history).

Bochy also played and managed the San Diego Padres and Baker played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and was the manager of the Giants from 1993 to 2002. He struck out five batters, walked one and surrendered five base hits, including a solo home run by second baseman Joe Panik in the first inning.

The San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals will play a split doubleheader on Sunday after their series opener Friday night was postponed.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker came out of the dugout with his hands sitting on his cap in disbelief.

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Bryce Harper carried off the field.

The Nationals said Harper suffered a "significant bone bruise", but they are hopeful he will return to the field in 2017. Scherzer comes off of a 3-2 win (ND) versus the Miami Marlins where he allowed both runs and struck out nine in seven frames. Only moisture. The Nationals delayed the first pitch for a half-hour and had the field tarped under partly sunny skies because of an approaching thunderstorm.

Taylor was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list after missing 29 games with a right oblique strain.

The Nats now hold a 14-game lead in the National League East and have the third best record in baseball overall, so even if they lose Harper for the rest of the regular season, it's not likely they fall to the bottom of the rankings.

Harper had to be carried off after not being able to put any weight on the leg.

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