Skip to main content

Nationals Pitcher Jonathan Papelbon Attacks Bryce Harper in Dugout


Things aren't going too well for the Nationals this season.

At some point, problems are bound to rise to the surface. During the game against the Phillies, they did just that. Bryce Harper hit a pop up and jogged to first. As the slugger got back to the dugout he received an earful from Jonathan Papelbon, who apparently wasn't too happy about it. Things then got physical.

Papelbon was left in the game while Harper was ejected, even though it looked like the pitcher was the one who started it all. 

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Update: Jonathan Papelbon's season with the Nationals has come to an end for "unacceptable behavior." The closer was suspended for four games without pay and will also accept a previously imposed three-game suspension from MLB for throwing a pitch too close to the head of Orioles shortstop Manny Machado last week.