When Tom Koehler finally retires or is forced to leave the game, Bryce Harper may very well owe him something for all he’s done for his career.
It was Koehler who started Harper’s season-long rampage in 2015 with a three-homer game. That was Harper’s breakout moment if there was one.
Then again at the end of July in Miami, Koehler served up two more.
You have to give Koehler credit. He’s nothing if not stubborn. Yesterday, he tried to sneak another fastball past Harper, and it is locked-in Harper we have to thank for a nice look at the forage in centerfield at Marlins Park.
It was Harper’s eighth home run of the young season and his sixth in his career off Koehler. The Nationals won the game 5-1.