Bryce Harper fractures thumb on HBP

Bryce Harper cracked his left thumb when he was hit by Blake Snell's 97.2 mph fastball in the fourth inning.

Harper doesn't have the foggiest idea how long he will miss or on the other hand assuming he will require a medical procedure.

"Things occur for an explanation," Harper said. "That's what everyone says. This reason sucks at the present time, and yet, what will be will be.

Harper was having one of the most outstanding times of his profession, in spite of playing since mid-April with a torn UCL in his right arm. He was batting .318 with 15 grand slams, 48 RBIs, and a .984 OPS.

He positions fifth in the NL in batting normal, 6th in on-base rate (.385) and second in slugging rate (.599).

The Phillies will place Harper on the 10-day injured list on Sunday. Triple-A Lehigh Valley outfielder Mickey Moniak will take his place on the roster. They hope he arrives in time for the series finale Sunday.