Philadelphia slugger Bryce Harper ‘bangs’ 300th career home run

Philadelphia slugger Bryce Harper has conquered the 300-homer plateau in his 12th year in the big leagues.

Harper hit a come-from-behind two-run home run with two outs in the eighth inning, trailing 7-6, against the Los Angeles Angels in the 2023 Major League Baseball World Series at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on July 31.

A knuckle curveball from Matt Moore, formerly of Philadelphia, came into the middle of the strike zone and he took a thunderous swing, sending it over the right-center field fence.

It was Harper’s 15th home run of the season and 300th of his career.

After hitting 22 home runs in his first year in the big leagues with Washington in 2012, Harper earned National League Rookie of the Year honors.

He hasn’t missed a year since, consistently producing double-digit home runs, and in 2015 he led the National League in home runs with 42.

Harper has been on a hot streak, with 10 home runs in August alone.

Harper, who underwent elbow surgery late last year and didn’t return to the lineup until May of this year, struggled with a decline in power early in the season, but has finally found his groove.

Harper said, “300 home runs is a pretty good number, even though I have bigger numbers in my head. It’s great to do it in front of the fans in Philadelphia, a city I love,” he said.

“I cherish going out to the field every day to train and play. I just love going out there and playing and wearing ‘Phillies’ on my chest.”카지노사이트

According to the Associated Press, Harper became the 158th player in Major League Baseball history to reach 300 career home runs.

He is the 12th active player to do so.

Despite Harper’s home run, the Phillies gave up three runs in the ninth inning and fell to the Los Angeles Angels 10-8.

The Angels’ Ohtani, batting third, extended his hitting streak to three games, going 1-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and one walk.

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