Bryce Harper (31, Philadelphia Phillies) hit his 300th home run in his career.
On the 31st (Korean time),스포츠토토 in a home game against the Los Angeles Angels held at Citizens Bank Park in Pennsylvania, USA, Harper started as a first baseman, batting 3 times, and recording 1 hit (1 home run) and 2 RBIs in 4 at-bats. The team lost 8-10 after a slugfest, but reported a thrilling touch in the 8th inning and reported a career 300th home run.
At the end of the 8th inning, where the score was 6-7, Harper pulled the knuckle curve of Angels bullpen Matt Moore with 2 out on 1st base and connected it with a come-from-behind two-run home run. The distance was 381 feet (116.1 m), and the exit speed was 105.7 miles (170.1 km). It was the 15th of the season and the 300th home run of his career. ESPN, an American sports channel, said, “Harper’s 300 home run is the 158th in MLB history and the 12th among active players.” If you add just one more home run, you will surpass Philadelphia legend Chuck Cline (300 homers in his career).
Harper, who made his big league debut in 2012, won the National League (NL) Rookie of the Year that year. In 2015 and 2021, he was named NL Most Valuable Player (MVP) Superstar. He played in 99 games this season and has a batting average of 0.308 (114 hits in 370 at-bats), 15 homers and 55 RBIs. He has an OPS of 0.905 combined with his on-base percentage (0.402) and slugging percentage (0.503).
The day he hit his 300th home run, Harper couldn’t help but smile. Immediately after Harper’s home run, Philadelphia’s chance of winning rose by 62.3 percentage points (p) to 84.9%. Victory seemed imminent, but in the top of the ninth, closer Craig Kimbrel allowed three runs in one inning. At the beginning of the ninth inning, when the score was 8-8, Brandon Drury allowed a final two-run home run with two out and first base.