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Bryce Harper shaves beard after BP and slugs home run; benches clear in next at-bat

bryce harper beard getty

Bryce Harper apparently didn’t feel right during batting practice on Tuesday evening at Nationals Park, so he shaved clean before first pitch and then launched a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning to push the Nats ahead of the Braves 1-0, but Atlanta won 2-1 for a season-high 12th straight win.

Here, via Getty Images, is a photo of Harper and his growing beard from a couple weeks ago:

harper getty beard

And here’s the replay of Harper going deep to dead center. Notice the lengthy initial trot:

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Harper was hit in the thigh by Braves pitcher Julio Teheran on the first pitch of his next at-bat. He pointed toward Teheran and the benches cleared, but no punches were thrown. Busy night for the 20-year-old.

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