“I am very happy to be able to wear this uniform every day.”
Bryce Harper (Philadelphia Phillies) participated as a 3rd batter and 1st baseman in the 2023 major league match against the Los Angeles Angels held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on the 31st (Korean time), 4 at-bats, 1 hit (1 home run) 2 Scored 1 RBI, 1 run, 1 walk and 1 strikeout.
Harper struck out in his second at-bat in the bottom of the third inning, and struck out in his second at-bat in the bottom of the third inning. In the third at-bat at the end of the 5th inning, the runner on second base was out with a ground ball to third baseman. He reached base for the first time in the game on the day in his fourth at-bat in the bottom of the 6th inning. He walked out on a walk.
And he hit a decisive blow in the bottom of the eighth inning with the score trailing 6-7. With the second runner on first base, Matt Moore’s first pitch of 85.3 miles (approximately 137 km/h) hit the knuckle curve. He hit the ball driven into the middle and crossed the right fence. It was Harper’s 300th career home run.
Harper was selected by the Washington Nationals in the first round, first overall, in the 2010 draft. He made his big league debut in Washington in 2012 and won the unanimous MVP award in 2015.
Harper, who played an active role in Washington until the 2018 season, came to the free agent (FA) market ahead of the 2019 season. He signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with Philadelphia.
Harper left the team for a while due to a fractured thumb last season and recorded 106 hits, 18 homers, 65 RBIs, 63 runs in 99 games, a batting average of 0.286, and an OPS of 0.878. But he’s back to form this season with 114 hits, 15 homers, 55 RBIs, 66 runs batted in, and a .308 OPS of .905 in 99 games.먹튀검증
“I really wanted to hit 300 home runs with these fans and in a great city,” Harper said. “I wish I could hit more home runs. People don’t think about one or three home runs. I’m very happy with the record, but it’s just a stepping stone.”
“I’m lucky and happy to wear this jersey every day with the Philadelphia logo on my chest,” said Harper.
Meanwhile, Philadelphia succeeded in winning 8-7 with Harper’s home run, but couldn’t help but laugh. In the top of the ninth, Luis Renhipo allowed an RBI on a sacrifice fly to tie the game. He then lost the game with a come-from-behind two-run home run by Brandon Drury.