Things can get a little heated when playing a division rival, especially when one of those teams has a double-digit lead in the standings. This was the case in the Braves-Nationals game Tuesday night when Bryce Harper's frustration mounted after he was hit by a Julio Teheran pitch two innings after Harper sent a Teheran pitch to the outfield stands. Not only did his display of displeasure lead to the benches clearing -- for a verbal jabbing -- but it also started a war of words on social media between each team's PR department.
Clown move bro— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 7, 2013
Nationals replied ...
@Braves Which part, giving up the home run, or drilling the 20-year-old on the first pitch his next time up?— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 7, 2013
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