Bryce Harper was ejected from Double-A Harrisburg's game with Richmond on Wednesday night after slamming his helmet in protest of a called third strike in the seven inning of the Senators' 3-1 loss.
Harper had a nose-to-nose confrontation with home plate umpire Max Guyll before manager Tony Beasley broke it up. Beasley was ejected, as well, and Harper finished his night 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts.
The 18-year-old has made a habit of starting slow before going on a tear at almost every level he's played, but his adjustment at Double-A Harrisburg after a promotion from Single-A Hagerstown has been a long one. Harper is hitting .248 in 31 games at Harrisburg, having homered just twice and driven in nine runs. His OPS is a meager .691, and he's struck out 22 times in 31 games.