Our number 3 hitter has two career Silver Sluggers, 500+ RBI, and drove in 100 runs when Bryce was 13 and is the best player in Nats history.
Our number 4 hitter led the league in RBIs earlier this year and has been the best hitter all year long.
Our number 5 hitter led the team in HRs and RBIs last year.
Don't get me wrong. I love the kid. Love. The. Kid. Love the way he plays, generally, but even he admits that he should have backed off on that one. He's fantastic - beyond my wildest expectations in terms of how he'd play at 19, but he's not the only guy on the team. Let somebody who's been an MLB player more than a month do what they do, too.
Well if our number 3 hitter was playing like he did when Bryce was 13 now that he's 19 I don't think Harper would've gone for the triple personally. This kid is wise beyond his years and he knew that the best chance for us to get the tying run across was with him on third, considering what Zimmerman has done recently.