Bill Ladson

Harper exits game after feeling lightheaded

Harper exits game after feeling lightheaded

ATLANTA -- Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper left Monday's 4-2 victory against the Braves in the top of the fourth inning after feeling lightheaded. He was replaced by Nate Schierholtz, who went 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Harper went 0-for-1, striking out swinging in the second inning against Ervin Santana. According to manager Matt Williams, Harper may have caught the same bug that third baseman Anthony Rendon and first baseman Adam LaRoche dealt with recently.

"He was a little lightheaded, not feeling great. We'll see how he is tomorrow," Williams said. "He may have a little bit of the gunk that everybody else has had."

Bill Ladson is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.