Harper becomes 158th 300-homer player in MLB history…team ‘collapses’ in top of ninth

Bryce Harper (31-Philadelphia Phillies) hit his 300th career home run.

Harper started at third base and went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in the Phillies’ home game against the Los Angeles Angels at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 31. The team lost 8-10 in a wild game, but he hit his 300th career home run in the eighth inning.온라인카지노

Trailing 6-7 with two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Harper pulled a first-pitch knuckleball curveball from Angels reliever Matt Moore for a come-from-behind two-run homer. It traveled 381 feet (116.1 meters) and had a bat speed of 105.7 mph (170.1 km/h). It was his 15th home run of the season and 300th of his career. Harper’s 300th home run is the 158th in Major League Baseball (MLB) history and 12th among active players, according to ESPN. He needs just one more home run to pass Philadelphia legend Chuck Klein (300).

Harper made his big league debut in 2012 and won the National League (NL) Rookie of the Year award that year. The superstar was named NL Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2015 and 2021. This season, he is batting .308 (114-for-370) with 15 home runs and 55 RBIs in 99 games. His on-base percentage (0.402) and slugging percentage (0.503) combine for an OPS of 0.905.

On the day he hit his 300th home run, Harper wasn’t smiling. Immediately after Harper’s homer, Philadelphia’s win probability jumped 62.3 percentage points (p) to 84.9%. Victory appeared to be in sight, but in the top of the ninth, closer Craig Kimbrel gave up three runs in one inning. With the score tied 8-8 in the top of the ninth, he gave up a game-winning two-run homer to Brandon Drury with the bases loaded.

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