Philadelphia broke his left thumb and hit Bryce Harper on Saturday night when he hit the 97-mile / h Blake Snell fastball during a 4-2 victory over Phillies' Padres in San Diego. Lost "indefinitely".
Harper fell to the ground in pain after being hit four times. The Padres pitcher visibly apologized, but he yelled at Snell as he left the field. A few minutes later, Phillies announced that Harper had broken his thumb.
Harper is one of the top hitters in the game and one of the most valuable players in the National League.
"I'm really confused by the organization, everyone, and the city of Philadelphia fans," Harper said. "I love playing every day."
He has hit .318 with 21 doubles, triples, 15 home runs and 48 RBIs in 64 games this season. Despite being limited to Phillies designated hitters due to his small rift in UCL, his on-base percentage is .385 and slugging percentage is .599 at .984 OPS. He also missed time last week with infected blisters.
On the other hand, J.T. Realmuto triggered 3 runs and 5th place in the lead-off homer against Snell. Alex Baume continued in a double, with Didi Gregorius in third place in a single and Yairo Munoz scoring in the ground out. After that, Kyle Schwarber drove Gregorius as a single.
Padres is C.J. against Phillies starter Zach Eflin. He scored two goals in Abrams' lead-off single, Jake Cronenworth's two-out walk, and a two-run double. Jorge Alfaro is right above the center-field matt beering gloves.
Philadelphia added a sixth run when Realmuto drew a walk with one out, stole second, and scored with Baume's second double.
Ephrin (3-5) gave up 2 runs with 4 hits and 2 steps, and won with 3 strikeouts in 5 innings. Relief Andrew Bellatti (struck the side in the sixth inning), Corey Knebel, Brad Hand and Seranthony Domínguez (his second save) are all Phillies pitchers retiring from the 13 straight padres in the game. The perfect innings continued as we finished.
Snell (0-5) gave up 4 runs with 6 hits and 2 steps, and lost 4 strikeouts in 52/3 innings.
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