WATCH: Bryce Harper hits home run, fails to acknowledge bullpen, calls from dugout to apologize
Bryce Harper hit a game-tying solo home run to right center field in last night’s 9-4 Philadelphia Phillies win over the San Diego Padres.
Harper’s home run snapped a career-high 166 consecutive plate appearances without hitting a home run. When rounding the base paths, Harper and the rest of the Phillies lineup typically “point” to the bullpen after hitting a home run.
Bryce Harper Game-Tying Solo Home Run
Since Harper hasn’t gone yard since May 25th, last night he appeared to forget to acknowledge his guys out in the pen. Everyone in the bullpen, was standing and had their arms up in the air acknowledging Harper, but got zero love from Harper.
Basically it’s like when you try to shake someone’s hand or give them a high five and they just ignore you or skip over you and leave you with your hand out like a complete idiot.
That resulted in Harper getting back into the dugout and picking up the bullpen phone. Bullpen coach Dave Lundquist picked up the phone and relayed the message to the rest of the guys and just like that, all was well again at Citizens Bank Park.
Bryce Harper leaves Bullpen Hanging, Calls to Apologize from Dugout
With two wins yesterday, the Phillies improved to 50-42 on the season. They are 2 games behind the second place Miami Marlins in the NL East Standings, still trailing the first place Braves by 11.5 games.
In the NL Wild Card, the Phillies are still on the outside looking in, trailing the San Francisco Giants by 1 game for the final Wild Card spot.
The Phillies won both games of yesterday’s doubleheader against the Padres and will send Zack Wheeler to the mound today at 1:05PM looking to take 3 of 4 against San Diego and earn a series win.