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Sport Bryce Harper leaves Phillies game with back stiffness; status unknown for final week

04:05  21 september  2020
04:05  21 september  2020 Source:   cbssports.com

Harper rallies Phils past Blue Jays to sweep doubleheader

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PHILADELPHIA -- Bryce Harper could not continue Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. His ability to play the final week of the Phillies ’ season could determine their postseason fate with only seven games Harper left the 6-3 loss to the Blue Jays in the seventh inning because of stiffness in his lower back .

Phillies slugger Bryce Harper exited Sunday's game with lower back stiffness after he struck out with the bases Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper exited Sunday's 6-3 loss to Harper has 11 homers and 28 RBIs for the Phillies , who are trying to hang on over the final week and secure their

Late in a loss Sunday against the Blue Jays, Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper was seen exiting the game and giving an explanation to manager Joe Girardi in the dugout. As it turns out, Harper was dealing with lower back stiffness, per Girardi (via Todd Zolecki). The status moving forward for the Phillies' star is unknown at this point.

a baseball player holding a glove: PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 19: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on after striking out to end the bottom of the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park on September 19, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. © Provided by CBS Sports

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 19: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on after striking out to end the bottom of the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park on September 19, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Philadelphia slugger Bryce Harper was the designated hitter for Monday’s game in Washington, a day after leaving a game with lower back stiffness . Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto was out of the lineup again with a strained left hip flexor. Realmuto missed the last 10 games but was available to pinch hit

The latest on Harper ’s condition as banged-up Phils hit the road for final week originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia . Injuries continue to mount at an alarming rate for the Phillies . The team opens its final road trip of the season Monday night not knowing if Bryce Harper will be in the lineup

If Harper is to miss any time this coming week, the timing couldn't possibly be any worse for the Phillies. Slugger Rhys Hoskins is already out with an elbow injury, so removing Harper from the lineup leaves a big power void aside from J.T. Realmuto.

Harper, 27, is hitting .260/.407/.521 with 11 homers in 215 plate appearances this season.

With seven games to go, the Phillies are 27-26 and hold a 1/2 game lead over the Reds, Brewers and Giants for the seventh seed in the NL. Take note of the lead being over three teams all tied at exactly .500. That means the Phillies only need to be passed by two of those teams to miss the playoffs entirely. They also only trail the Marlins by one game for the five seed, at present, so the range of outcomes here is pretty wide considering there is only one week to play.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper was hitless in his return from back stiffness and Philadelphia manager Joe Girardi was ejected in the third inning of a 5-1 loss to the Washington Nationals on Monday night that dropped the Phillies back to .500 and hurt their playoff hopes.

Bryce Harper left Sunday’s game with back stiffness , and now the Phillies cross their fingers that Harper can return for Monday’s series opener in Washington. Joe Girardi said it is something that Harper has dealt it occasionally this season, Scott Lauber writes.

The Phillies have played their last home game of the season. They head to D.C. to take the Nationals on in a four-game series from Mon-Wed, with a doubleheader on Tuesday, before playing three in Tampa Bay against the Rays.

If they have to do so without Harper, the uptick in playing time likely goes to some combination of Adam Haseley, who is hitting .290/.359/.362 on the season, and former number one overall pick Mickey Moniak, who is 2 for 12 with three walks (.333 OBP) so far in five games.

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