Bryce Harper suffers serious injury against Giants

Friday night's Giants-Nationals game postponed due to inclement weather

Friday night's Giants-Nationals game postponed due to inclement weather

In a Saturday night game against the San Francisco Giants, the Washington Nationals' strong season suffered a swift gut punch, as superstar right fielder Bryce Harper slipped on a wet base, causing his leg to buckle and sending him to the ground. The play was not pretty.

Saturday's home game began just after 10 p.m. ET, following a three-hour rain delay, and it was raining steadily when Harper's injury happened. They are bound to be upset and anxious now. He's fourth in the majors in slugging percentage (.614), fifth in batting average (.326) and OBP (.419) and tied for ninth in home runs (29). We're just urging everybody out there that are Nationals fans and baseball fans to say a prayer for him tonight because he was in obvious pain out there. The 26-year-old, who replaced veteran Matt Cain in the rotation, allowed three runs on five hits in as many innings. He threw a lot of pitches.

Washington scored two runs in the last of the first take a 2-1 lead even though Harper was injured in the process.

With Harper out, the Nationals got their offense in the form of RBI doubles from Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Lind, and an RBI single from Daniel Murphy off Giants starter Jeff Samardzjia (7-12).

As per usual with the Washington Nationals, no injury news is usually given until after the game and its unlikely we will know the full diagnosis until some point during the doubleheader tomorrow.

The San Francisco Giants are hoping to escape the National League West basement which is attainable.

Harper was unable to put weight on his leg and was carried off the field by his hitting coach and the team trainer. Harper fell to the ground and held his left knee for several minutes. Kolko also added Michael A. Taylor will come off the disabled list to take Harper's spot on the roster while the latter heads to the DL.