Harper scratched on Saturday with stomach virus

Harper scratched on Saturday with stomach virus

Harper scratched on Saturday with stomach virus
MILWAUKEE -- Bryce Harper was scratched from Saturday night's starting lineup and sat out the game due to a stomach virus that's left him dizzy and unable to keep food down since Thursday night.

He was in manager Davey Johnson's lineup Saturday, but was scratched shortly before the game after feeling dizzy and lightheaded during batting practice. Johnson said the doctor told him it could be the beginning or end of a virus, but Harper said he was able to keep his food down on Saturday.

"I felt fine. The doctor came in and I've just got the bug or something, so they just took me out," Harper said after Saturday's 4-1 win over the Brewers at Miller Park. "I don't know. I was kind of [upset] about it."

Harper said he was throwing up until 2 a.m. on Thursday night. He played Friday, but said he was vomiting during that game and stayed up until 1 a.m. doing much of the same.

"Just not feeling well at all," Harper said. "I feel like my head's spinning every day and just not feeling well."

Johnson said Harper would "more than likely" play in Sunday's series finale in Milwaukee, and Harper agreed.

"I still feel a little jittery and whatnot," Harper said. "I'll be in there [Sunday]."