Bryce Harper Misses Phillies Game After Being Hit in Head by Mets Catcher's Throw

May 13, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Bryce Harper (3) is up to bat vs. the New York Mets.
May 13, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Bryce Harper (3) is up to bat vs. the New York Mets. / Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Bryce Harper will miss Tuesday's game vs. the New York Mets due to a migraine, the team announced.

This medical update comes after Harper was hit on the head with a ball thrown by Mets catcher Tomás Nido on Monday night. During the top of the first inning in New York, Nido was throwing the ball back to pitcher Sean Manaea and ended up directly hitting Harper's helmet. Harper was noticeably taken aback by the hit as he walked away from the plate to make sure he was O.K.

Harper played the entirety of Monday's 5-4 win, so the hit didn't seem to bother him too much that night. While the team didn't confirm the reason for Harper's migraine, one can assume it's likely caused by the hit.

Harper was originally listed in Tuesday's lineup a few hours before the game began, but then the team updated the lineup by stating Harper had the migraine.

The game started at 1:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday.


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