PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper has hit his three hundredth profession house run, going deep Wednesday in opposition to the Los Angeles Angels to turn into the 158th participant in main league historical past to achieve that mark.
Harper hit the milestone homer in opposition to Matt Moore within the eighth inning for his fifteenth homer of the season. The 2-run drive, in Harper’s 1,481st recreation, put Philadelphia forward 8-7. The Angels rallied for 3 runs within the ninth, nonetheless, en path to a 10-8 victory.
Harper homered in three straight video games for the second time this month and has 10 homers in August. Moore was the 224th pitched he went deep in opposition to.
Harper has powered the Phillies all the way in which to the highest of the Nationwide League wild card standings, a yr after he led them to the World Collection. The 30-year-old Harper tied Chuck Klein on the profession listing with No. 300.
He hit his first profession homer on Might 14, 2012 with Washington. Harper hit 184 homers in seven years with the Nationals and gained the 2015 NL MVP earlier than he signed a free-agent cope with the Phillies forward of the 2019 season. Harper, who signed a 13-year, $330-million contract, has 116 homers with the Phillies, gained his second MVP award in 2021 and was NLCS MVP final season.
Harper is the twelfth energetic participant to achieve 300. Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera tops the listing at 510.
Harper led the league with 42 homers with Washington in 2015, and hit no less than 30 three different occasions. Harper’s two-run blast within the eighth inning of a Recreation 5 win in opposition to San Diego in final season’s NLCS that despatched the Phillies into the World Collection is on the quick listing of nice moments in Philly sports activities historical past.
He returned to the lineup this season in Might, simply 160 days after surgical procedure on his proper elbow. The restoration from the damage pressured him this season to maneuver from proper area to designated hitter and first base and value him his energy early.
Harper and the Phillies discovered their groove in August. The Phillies entered the sport with 57 homers in August, third most for any crew within the month in MLB historical past.
Harper has by no means hit lower than 13 homers in a season, and a kind of years was within the COVID-19-shortened 2020 yr.