Critics of Bryce Harper may have monetarily been silenced on Tuesday afternoon. With his Washington Nationals trailing the Atlanta Braves 1-0 in the fourth inning of the first of a crucial four-game series, Harper responded with a lead-off solo shot that left Nats Park in a hurry.
Well, that got out in a hurry … pic.twitter.com/CDh3hSkYy3
— MLB (@MLB) August 7, 2018
The blast tied the game at 1-1 and was the Home Run Derby champion’s 27th of the season.
Harper has been on a tear since winning the Derby and his contributions have helped the Nats win 7 of their last 10 games. The energy of the moment carried over as the next batter, Ryan Zimmerman, hit a solo shot for back-to-back home runs to give the Nationals a 2-1 advantage.
Back-to-back like I'm on the cover of Lethal Weapon. pic.twitter.com/RG1DKEFCl7
— Nationals on MASN (@masnNationals) August 7, 2018
The Nationals would go on to put four runs up in total in the inning, sending nine batters to the box. Tuesday’s matinee is the first game of a doubleheader to make up a rained out game between the two clubs earlier this year.
— federalbaseball (@federalbaseball) August 7, 2018