Bryce Harper said before yesterday’s Memorial Day afternoon match-up that with power like his, he didn’t need the 20-plus MPH winds that were being forecasted at Wrigley Field.
A Cubs reporter asked Bryce Harper if he's checked the flags to see what the wind's doing. "I don't need wind," he replied.
— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) May 25, 2015
Winds were flying out at about 17 MPH on Tuesday night, when Harper came to bat against Kyle Hendricks who held a 1-0 lead. Harper gets a ball in the air with some backspin, it looks like your garden-variety pop out; and Harper shucks his bat aside in disgust. Except, look at Coghlan the left-fielder. He just keeps drifting and the ball keeps going.
It lands in the bleachers for Harper’s 17th home run of the season and 12th in May. It is referred to as a ‘towering home run’ by the guys doing the play by play.
This tied the game at 1-1, and the Nationals would add one on a Denard Span home run to make it 2-1. And then Kris Bryant hit one out to tie the game. From there, Addison Russell would win it in the bottom of the ninth with a gapper. Nice little ballgame with a couple homers from the young stars.