Bryce Harper’s Matinee Bay Area Home Run off Madison Bumgarner


I had money on the Nationals last night, so late in the night when I should have been in bed and dreaming; I was a little unhappy when Bryce Harper misplayed a fly ball rocket in right field that allowed the Giants to tie the ballgame.

But entering today, you just kind of had the feeling that Harper would find a way to redeem himself a little bit. How about an opposite field shot off a tough lefty in a ballpark that doesn’t yield many home runs and to a part of the park that see’s few off a lefty bat? Consider it done.

The run gave the Nationals a 1-0 lead in a game they desperately needed. It looked for a while like it would be storybook and hold up and allow them to snap their slide. It would go down as a heroic answer to a heartbreaker the night before. A game that many would be able to recall for years – perhaps some who blew off the latter part of the work day to see this one.

But Drew Storen had the chance to object. He allowed Buster Posey to tie the game with a single in the 8th.

The game headed into extra innings where Harper again got a good piece of a lefty (Jeremy Affeldt) for a double. He would score the winning run in the 10th on an Ian Desmond Single. It is time to reference a Harper tweet for our food for thought for the day.

He’s obviously buddies with Lebron James – because that looks like an iPhone text.