Bryce fractures thumb on HBP: 'A gut punch'

Bryce fractures thumb on HBP: 'A gut punch'

Bryce Harper fractured his left thumb when he was hit by Blake Snell’s

He was hit by Blake Snell’s 97.2 mph fastball in the fourth inning.

“It’s only a gut punch,” Harper said after the Phillies’ four-2 victory over the Padres.

Snell apologized and, despite the fact that in obvious pain and understandably disenchanted

Snell apologized and, despite the fact that in obvious pain and understandably disenchanted

The Phillies announced the fracture soon thereafter and say Harper will go through additional exams within the coming days.