DENVER – Bryce Harper had a career night marked by the most difficult loss of the season for the Phillies on Friday. The superstar right-field player had five hits for the first time, a 5-on-7 record with a pair of doubles, including a starting lineup in the center left gap,
DENVER – The most difficult loss of the season for the Phillies on Friday was a career night for
Harper would not have a shadow on Saturday, though. He pitched a three-point homer over the right-wall to help the Phillies win an 8-5 win at Coors Field.
The missile left the Harper stick at 101.8 mph, according to Statcast, and as he headed to the corner of the Colorado market, there seemed to be a cathartic release for Philadelphia after what had happened the previous night.
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In Friday's loss, the Phillies scored one goal out of 16, with the riders in the scoring position unable to qualify for the clutch, leaving 19 men stuck in the base. Harper's attack Saturday was a double, with two outs against Rockies midfielder Mike Dunn and a 4-on-9 performance for the runners. The riders are in a position to score, leaving only six left on the base.
The beginnings were not so bright for the Phillies. Aaron Nola, the team's aspirant, gave home a home run for Charlie Blackmon in the opening game, but finally had five innings and two-thirds in three consecutive bad matches.
While he awarded three runs on nine hits, including two homers (including one inside the track, Raimel Tapia), Nola withdrew nine points and did so only. 39; a. He managed to come out of traffic jams in fourth and fifth place to preserve the 4-3 lead in Philadelphia. If the result was not exceptional, it was a step in the right direction.
Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.