‘Happy birthday to me’ Bryce Harper (31, Philadelphia Phillies), who became stronger on the postseason stage, burst into laughter to celebrate his birthday.
Philadelphia held the first game of the National League Championship Series (NLCS) against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, on the 17th (Korean time).
On this day, Philadelphia defeated Arizona 5-3 in a two-stroke harmony and won the most important first game of the short game. This increases the possibility of advancing to the World Series for the second year in a row.
Harper’s performance stood out in the batting lineup along with starting pitcher Jack Wheeler, who recorded a quality start. Harper was in full swing with 2 hits in 3 at bats, including a home run, 2 RBIs, and 2 runs.
With a 1-0 lead and no runners and one out in the first inning, Harper hit a one-run shot over the right-center field fence to Jack Gallen, and even recorded a timely hit to make it 4-0 in the third inning.
His outstanding performance in Game 1 of the NLCS on his birthday. As a result, Philadelphia defeated Arizona’s last-minute chase and won by two points.
After moving to Philadelphia, Harper performed amazingly in five of the six postseason series until the last NLDS. He only underperformed in the last World Series.메이저놀이터
Among these, the series with the best performance was this NLDS, with a batting average of 0.462, 3 home runs, 5 RBIs, an on-base percentage of 0.611, and an OPS of 1.765.
Philadelphia, which succeeded in taking the lead, will appoint Aaron Nola as the starting pitcher in the second game to be held on the 18th. Arizona’s starting pitcher is Merrill Kelly.
Attention is being paid to how Harper, who gained momentum on his birthday with multiple hits including a home run and multiple RBIs, will hit against Kelly in the second game.