Mar 31, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper (34) reaches on an infield single to second against the Washington Nationals during the seventh inning of an opening day baseball game at Citi Field. Washington Nationals won 9-7. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Bryce Harper hits foul tip off of catcher's head (GIF)

The Washington Nationals are in New York to take on the Mets this afternoon and things are tight between the two. But while things are tight now, the beginning of the season is usually a mixed ba of teams who think they can go the distance but won’t even come close and those who will go the distance and have a legitimate shot at getting there.

It’s hard to read which one of those categories the Mets and Nats fall under but it’s clear they’ll have to go through one another to even have a chance at the next level. Something else that may be hard is the lump on Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud’s head, as he took a sharp foul tip off the bat of Bryce Harper earlier in the game.

Credit: Zombie Prophet

Credit: Zombie Prophet

The Mets haven’t had much luck in recent years but let’s hope this foul top off the head isn’t some sort of sick omen for how the season will go.

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