The Philadelphia Phillies lost the World Series to the Houston Astros, and Bryce Harper knows that they have no one to blame but themselves.
Speaking to reporters after the 4-1 defeat in Game 6, Harper didn’t elaborate on the reason for their loss. He emphasized they just didn’t get the job done. Plain and simple.
“Any time you lose it’s not fun–no matter where you’re at or what situation you’re under in,” Harper said, via NBC Sports Philadelphia. “We didn’t get it done. We didn’t finish it. Doesn’t matter if you’re an 87-win team or a 100-win team, we didn’t get it done.”
The Phillies wasted plenty of opportunities in Game 6 and in the series. To recall, they were already ahead 2-1 in the World Series with two more games to play at home.
During Saturday’s game, the Phillies were ahead 1-0. Unfortunately, Yordan Alvarez’s three-run homer for the Astros made it 3-1 at the bottom of the sixth inning. The blast by Alvarez seemed to have taken the wind out of the Phillies sails.
Bryce Harper wanted Phillies fans to know that they are going to avenge their defeat next season. He expressed confidence that they can be the same team next year, while pointing out that they are going to have more pieces that will be able to help them get the job done.
Bryce Harper. Photo courtsey of The New York Post