Bryce Harper broke his left thumb after being hit in the fourth by Blake Snell’s 97.2 mph fastball.

Harper doesn't know how much time Harper will be absent or whether he will need surgery. After undergoing further evaluation in Philadelphia, Harper will be able to better gauge his situation.

Harper stated, "It just punches," after the Phillies' 4-2 win over Padres.

Harper stated, "Things happen because of a reason." Harper said, "Everybody believes that. Although this reason is not what you want, it is true.

Positive thinking is key. I have to be positive for these guys. They'll pick up the pieces.

I am just so disappointed for the team, the guys, and the city of Philadelphia. I love going out and playing every day. I am definitely bummed.

Harper was enjoying one of his best seasons, even though he had been out since April with a torn UCL. Harper was hitting.318 with 15 runs, 48 RBIs, and a.984 OP.

He is ranked fifth in the NL for batting average, sixth for on-base percentage (.385), and second for slugging percentage (2.599).

Harper will be placed on the Phillies' 10-day injured list Sunday by the Phillies. Harper will be replaced by Mickey Moniak, Triple-A Lehigh Valley's outfielder. They are hopeful he will arrive in time to watch the series finale on Sunday.

Harper finally got up. Harper jerked his thumb as he held it. He was frustrated and shouted at Snell. They have been friends for many years. During the game, they texted one another. 

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