It’s been a long, tough season for Bryce Harper in 2016. There isn’t really time enough for him to completely right this ship, either.
But he showed a little life at Coors over the three game set. In the Nationals’ 12-10 loss to the Rockies on Wednesday afternoon – a getaway day affair for the Nats – Harper hit his 21st home run of the season off Christian Bergman.
If his neck or shoulder or whatever are bothering him, he was right for a swing. This home run was 481 estimated feet.
Of course, this one was over before it really got going, because Stephen Strasburg gave up nine runs in less than two innings.
We still say Harper goes bonkers in a postseason series or something to end up getting everyone talking about his $500 million Yankees contract once again. All will be forgiven, soon enough.