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Video: Bryce Harper Needs Stiches After Hitting Himself in Face with Bat

May 12, 2012, 1:53 PM EDT

Bryce Harper made headlines again last night, not for getting hit in the back with a baseball, instead getting hit in the face with a bat this time -- his own bat.
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Bryce Harper made headlines again last night, not for getting hit in the back with a baseball, instead getting hit in the face with a bat this time — his own bat.

Here’s how the MLB.com story described it: “Harper followed up a seventh-inning groundout back to Cincinnati pitcher
Jose Arredondo by swinging his bat against a wall in the Washington
dugout area. The bat bounced back and hit him above eye level, on the
left side of his head.”

Aside from hitting his face, Harper couldn’t connect with anything, finishing the night 0-5 at the plate. The Nats did win the game, however, which is less enjoyable.

Check out video of blood all over Harper’s face below: