Bryce Harper has had nothing short of a magical career thus far.
From the Washington Nationals to the Philadelphia Phillies, Harper has been a star ever since he first stepped foot on a Major League field.
Last night, he hit his sixth postseason home run, which proved to be more than enough for the Phillies to overcome the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the World Series and take a 2-1 series lead.
Philadelphia won 7-0 as Ranger Suarez tossed five scoreless innings and the offense backed him up with five home runs.
After the game, J.T. Realmuto spoke about the magic of Harper and what he means to the Phillies.
“He’s a showman,” said Realmuto. “He lives for these moments. He feeds off the crowd. He doesn’t let us down.”
“He is a showman. He lives for these moments. He feeds off the crowd. He doesn’t let us down”
-JT Realmuto says it’s almost like they expect Bryce Harper to keep doing these amazing things
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) November 2, 2022
The Magic Of Bryce Harper
In this postseason, Harper has done anything but let his Phillies teammates down.
He has shown up for them in key situations, such as the bottom of the eighth inning in Game 5 of the NLCS against the San Diego Padres.
He came through once again last night, as he opened the scoring in Game 3 with a two-run homer off of Astros starter Lance McCullers, who they proceeded to hit four more home runs off of and chase after just 4.1 innings.
In the glare of the Fall Classic, Harper has come through in some big moments and continues to carry the Phillies, who now sit just two wins shy of their first World Series title since 2008.
Harper earned the NLCS MVP Award, and may be on his way to do the same in the World Series.