We at CSN had a camera at Nationals Park for the aftermath, and got reaction from Harper himself, manager Matt Williams and veteran outfielder Jayson Werth.
Bryce Harper was benched before the beginning of the seventh inning in the Nationals' loss to the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon for not hustling.
A throwing error in the second inning led to three runs for the Cardinals, a deficit that was too much for Washington to overcome in a loss to St. Louis on Saturday.
The Nationals reinstated center fielder Denard Span off the 7-day disabled list on Saturday, and optioned Steven Souza, Jr. back to Triple-A Syracuse.
With a quick turnaround after their 3-1 win the night before, the Nationals will send Jordan Zimmermann (1-0, 5.27) out to the mound on Saturday to face the Cardinals.