Bryce Harper has made a number of key strikes to endear himself to the town of Philadelphia earlier than taking the sphere for the primary time as a Phillie, from publicly recruiting superstars Mike Trout and Le’Veon Bell to the town to altering his quantity in honor of Roy Halladay. Harper made his debut for the workforce as a delegated hitter Saturday afternoon in opposition to the Blue Jays – and he made an ideal selection for his walk-up music.
Harper got here out to the theme music from The Contemporary Prince of Bel Air, which can have solely been topped if he had chosen “Gonna Fly Now” or a Meek Mill anthem.
Harper took an enormous lower on the first pitch he noticed, however drew a five-pitch stroll in his first plate look.
One pitch later, Rhys Hoskins crushed a two-run shot into left subject to present the Phillies an early lead.
The marquee plate look of the primary inning seems to be Hoskins, who destroys a pitch to left!
2-Zero, Phillies pic.twitter.com/CUoFPT2cj0
— NBC Sports activities Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) March 9, 2019
The Phillies can be hoping to see extra of the identical within the common season. Harper drew a career-high 130 walks final season, probably the most in MLB. Hoskins, in the meantime, has stronger bats behind him within the lineup with the addition of J.T. Realmuto, so groups gained’t be capable of pitch round him as simply.
[UPDATE]: Harper drew a second stroll within the botttom of the third inning, and was pulled from the sport for a pinch runner.
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