Usually when Bryce Harper homers, the Nationals win. Except they did not win this game on Saturday night, with the Cardinals getting the best of them by a score of 9-4 to the St. Louis Cardinals.
On Adam Wainwright’s 77th pitch of the night, Bryce Harper clubbed a towering home run off that lawn in center in Washington for his 13th home run of the season. It just looked like your casual 90 MPH fastball close to down the heart of the plate:
Now the victory for the Nationals is that teams are slowly forgetting to pitch around Bryce Harper. He wasn’t walked last night, and wasn’t walked today. And what is going to follow is he’s going to go on another tear; and teams will start walking him like it’s going out of style again. This will probably happen his entire career in these patterns.
That, or the Cardinals are just going to subscribe to doing things differently then every other team in Major League Baseball.