Bryce Harper got a night off Tuesday to rest his sore right knee, which was hit by a pitch in Monday's game. Turns out, the Washington Nationals didn't need him in a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Not surprisingly, however, the reigning NL MVP tried to talk his way into the lineup during a hilarious exchange with manager Dusty Baker.

"I asked him was he limpin' or pimpin'," Baker told reporters, according to The Washington Post. "He said he was pimpin'. I said that looked like a limp to me."

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Thus, Harper stayed on the bench for only the second time in the Nationals' 53 games this season. Washington will play at Philadelphia again Wednesday night and has a day off Thursday, so it's possible Harper will sit until Friday as a precaution.

Unless he can convince Baker that he is pimpin'.