With his team in as dire straits as they’ve been in since his big league career began, Bryce Harper answered the bell.
And right now is an easy time to be critical of Bryce Harper. He’s missed a ton of time this year. He’s hitting .200 since May 1st. He’s had a rough year in a lot of respects. But today, he put his team on his back and got them a win in a game they should have lost.
Bottom of the ninth, game tied 7-7 after Rafael Soriano blew up on the Nationals. Washington fans at the park had to be thinking this was probably going to be the team’s seventh straight loss AT HOME. And it probably would have been.
But Bryce Harper took a cut and said goodnight and drive home safe. Nationals win 9-7. Sorry you were there, Bryan Morris, but you’ve been added to the list of victims.
Gotta love the tweet from Harper:
Again: "To the last minute, to the last second, to the last man we fight"-Red Tails
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) July 25, 2013