Harper Silences “Overrated” Chants at Oracle Park With Two Monster Blasts

PHOTO CREDIT: D. ROSS CAMERON-USA TODAY SPORTS

It would seem that Bryce Harper likes hitting out of the leadoff spot.

Batting first for only the fifth time this season, Harper crushed a pair of homers that helped power the Phillies to a refreshing 9-6 comeback win over the Giants at Oracle Park last night.

His first shot of the evening was a 420 ft. blast off of Giants starter Tyler Beede, which gave the Phillies a 5-3 lead:

After the Giants rallied for three runs in the sixth to take a 6-5 lead, it appeared the Phillies were headed for yet another miserable west coast loss.  Harper, who was greeted by familiar “overrated” chants as he stepped into the box in the seventh, wasn’t having it.

Beautiful.

Here’s another look at the 456 ft. go-ahead three-run homer that splashed down in McCovey Cove:

Suddenly, Harper is back on pace to eclipse 30 homers and is 7 for 19 with three homers and 7 RBIs in five games hitting in the leadoff spot.

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1 Comment

  • Lunatic August 11, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Promptly followed it up with an 0-4…

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