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Nationals' Harper Uses Puig's Bat During Game

Even when he's not physically on the field Yasiel Puig makes an impact



    It doesn't get much better than when two of the best athletes in any sport come together.

    Bryce Harper brought us such a moment in Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks.

    The Nationals slugger would agree that he's had a pretty rough year. Injuries, swirling rumors he may be shipped out to Triple-A and and horrid hitting slumps.

    So, where did he turn to to help get himself in gear? Yasiel Puig's bat.

    "Charley, it's Vin."

    [LA] "Charley, it's Vin."
    Charley Steiner recounts the day he signed on to do play-by-play for the Dodgers, an incredibly memorable day made even more special by the timing of Vin Scully. Part of an interview originally aired on Going Roggin, August 16, 2014.
    (Published Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014)

    MASN's cameras used the extra zoom to get a great shot of Harper using one of Puig's sticks Thursday.



    How many times he used the "Pro Maple YP 66" model? We don't know, but Harper surely doesn't have it for safe keeping while his season spins out of control.

    It seemed to work. Harper went 2 for 4 in the game and the Nats won their 10th game in row, in a 1-0 walk-off.

    I'm just sayin'.

    We'll check to see if Puig returns the favor tonight and breaks out a Harper special against the Padres.