Harper had to be carried off after not being able to put any weight on the leg. "And we're going to treat him cautiously and hopefully have him back later on this season".
"We dodged a bullet here", said Rizzo, who emphasized the Nationals will be cautious in Harper's recovery process.
The news is perhaps the best possible for the Nationals after Harper's injury on Saturday night, as his foot slipped off a wet first base as he was trying to beat out an infield single, and it slid awkwardly onto the infield directly below. The 2015 National League MVP is hitting.326 with 29 home runs and 87 RBI.
The Giants recalled utilityman Orlando Calixte to be their extra man. Games start at 10:05 a.m. PDT and 4:05 p.m. PDT. Fellow outfielder Michael Taylor (right oblique strain) was activated from the 10-day disabled list in a corresponding move and will assume Harper's spot on the active roster for the time being.
"You're just thinking, 'Please, Lord, don't let it be serious, '" Baker said.
"Today was definitely one of those, dig-deep-and-see-what-you-made-of days", Jackson said.
The Nationals won the clash against the Giants with a 3-1 triumph.
OUR PREDICTION: The Giants have dropped six of their last seven games in Washington, are 0-5 in their last five games versus the Nationals, and are 1-6 in their last seven road games versus a team with a winning home record.