Alec Bohm finally reveals what Bryce Harper whispered to him before his first-pitch homer in Game 3 of the World Series
Alec Bohm finally revealed what Bryce Harper said to him before his first-pitch home run in Game 3 of the World Series.
The Phillies absolutely teed off McCullers in Game 3, crushing five home runs en route to a 7-0 victory that gave the Phillies a 2-1 series lead in the World Series. Bryce Harper led off the slugfest in the bottom of the 1st inning on the first pitch with a three-run homer, and Alec Bohm was next to join him.
Lance McCullers was obviously rattled, so the Astros’ pitching coach made a mound visit. At that time, Bryce Harper frantically called Alec Bohm back to the dugout and whispered something in his ear.
From home, it seemed like McCullers was tipping his pitches. It turned out Harper said absolutely nothing to Alec Bohm.
What did Bryce Harper say to Alec Bohm? “Absolutely nothing”
“Bryce didn’t say anything; I just happened to hit a homer. (Harper and Long) were yelling at me for a while. I came over, and Bryce said, ‘just stand here for a second.’ The Astros are pretty thorough, so we just gave them something to think about. It was just a little gamesmanship, a little chess match. Obviously, we won that game, but lost the series, so…”
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Textbook move from Bryce.
Something was up with McCullers, and Bryce took over all the real estate in his head by calling Bohm over. Considering McCullers lobbed Harper a pitch right down the plate that would exit the ballpark in about three seconds, Harper knew exactly what was going on with McCullers.
In the biggest game of Lance’s life, Bryce Harper took him to school on how to get in the head of your opponent.