“I threw up four times in the trash can,” Harper appeared to say (he talked so low it was hard to hear). He did confirm later he threw up, though he used the word “hacked” the second time.
Harper, who missed the game on Tuesday due to his flu and took a pregame IV to help hydrate, was so ill that he stayed away from teammates on the bench and said his main goal when he went to the plate was not to vomit on the field.
He actually did quite nicely at bat, mixing in a double among his four at-bats and raising his average to .364. Harper, who’s now 5 for 6 with two home runs against Marlins righthander Ricky Nolasco this year, said he felt he had to play. “I didn’t feel very good at all,” he said, “but my team needs me.”
Your move, Jackie Bradley Jr.