Ump Show: Bryce Harper ejected in the 7th inning of last night’s 5-1 Phillies win over the Mets
Bryce Harper was ejected in the bottom of the seventh inning in last night’s 5-1 Phillies win over the New York Mets.
Bryce Harper was not happy with home plate umpire Mike Estabrook’s strike zone. Things finally reached the tipping point in the bottom of the seventh after Harper struck out for the second time in the game.
Bryce Harper Ejected Bottom 7th Inning vs New York Mets
Well, that certainly didn’t seem to warrant an ejection from the baseball game.
Harper wasn’t even interested in getting his money’s worth and simply walked back into the dugout. Ultimate “big time” move to an umpire who was clearly trying to make it about himself, worried that Harper’s displeasure with his strike zone would expose him for the weak, fragile man that he is.
(Plus, the game was basically out of reach already, with the Phillies up 5-1 in the game.)
Apparently, Harper took issue with Mike Estabrook’s strike zone throughout the night, which really wasn’t even that evident on the AppleTV+ broadcast for viewers at home. On the night, Harper went 1-for-3 from the plate with an RBI single in the first inning. He struck out twice and walked once before leaving the game.
On the season, while Harper has been ‘quiet’, he’s still batting .296 with a .807 OPS.
The Phillies, while dropping two straight this week to Atlanta, have won 14 of 18 games since June 3rd. They are 39-36 on the season, and three games out of second in the NL East, with the Braves still holding a commanding 9-game lead in first place.
Cristopher Sanchez will get the start today against Mets ace Max Scherzer. First pitch at 4:05PM.