Bryce Harper bumped up to third in Nats’ order

After Bryce Harper went 3-for-4 with two doubles last night, manager Davey Johnson suggested that Harper might be deserving of a bump in the order.

Harper got quite a bump, alright.

The 19-year-old will hit third tonight against the Diamondbacks, this after hitting seventh in each of the first four games of his major league career.

Harper is batting .385 with five hits in 13 at-bats thus far in his big league tenure. Three of his five hits have been for extra bases.

Here are the Nationals’ and Diamondbacks’ lineups:

SS Ian Desmond
3B Steve Lombardozzi
LF Bryce Harper
1B Adam LaRoche
RF Jayson Werth
2B Danny Espinosa
CF Rick Ankiel
C Wilson Ramos
P Ross Detwiler

SS Willie Bloomquist
2B Aaron Hill
RF Justin Upton
LF Jason Kubel
1B Paul Goldschmidt
C Miguel Montero
3B Ryan Roberts
CF A.J. Pollock
P Ian Kennedy

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