Just 10 days off the injured list, Phillies star Bryce Harper flashed his MVP form in the eighth inning of last night’s game against the Rockies.
Harper broke open a tie game with a two-run double then stole third and came home on a wild throw. There are so few players who thrive in “the moment,” like Harper does.
Harper hit a ball so hard in the eighth inning Friday night that it sounded like he hit solid metal. He raced to second base as Trea Turner and Alec Bohm scored to give the Phillies a two-run lead in a 6-3 victory over the Rockies.
The two-time NL MVP pumped his fist as he stood on second. Harper screamed. He then stole third and scored on an errant throw from Rockies catcher Elias Díaz to give the Phillies an insurance run.
A vocal group of Phillies fans behind the visitors’ dugout chanted “MVP! MVP!”
“In that whole situation, I love the opportunity to go up there with first and second, two outs, big situation, big leverage spot,” said Harper, whose double was the 300th of his career. “I love those situations.
This year Harper’s played eight games and is batting .344 with a home run and 3 RBIs.
The Phillies have now won 4 straight to get back to .500. Their superstar continued to show flashes of his MVP form against the Rockies.
Bryce Harper is one of the ten best players in MLB. He is the Phillies star and leader.
Phillies DH Bryce Harper. Photo courtsey of Ron Cheney – USA TODAY Sports