Bryce Harper (31, Philadelphia Phillies), who returned after 5 months, the shortest period ever after elbow ligament joint surgery (Tommy John surgery), proved her ‘class’ in 2 games after returning. did.
Harper started as the designated hitter 3 times in the 2023 Major League Baseball match against the Los Angeles Dodgers held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA on the 4th (Korean time), and swung a hard hit with 3 hits, 2 runs and 2 walks in 3 at-bats.
Harper underwent surgery to repair ligaments in 안전놀이터 his left elbow after the 2022 season. Normally, it takes at least six months to return after this surgery, and in the case of pitchers, it often takes more than a year, but Harper came back after 160 days. This was the shortest return record ever, surpassing the record of Tony Womack (Arizona Diamondbacks), who returned after 182 days in 2003.
Harper failed to meet expectations as he went 0-for-4 in his return match the day before when all eyes were on him. The team also hung their heads as they lost 1-13.
However, in his second game, he showed his skills to the fullest. In all five at-bats, he showed off his superpowers by going out on base.
Harper got on base for the first time since his return, picking a walk in his first at-bat with one out and second base in the first inning.
In the top of the third inning, he hit a left-field double to opposing starter Gavin Stone with no runners after one out. First hit after his return. Harper later homered on Nick Castellanos’ double.
He went on base with a right-handed hit in the top of the 4th inning with no runners after one out. This time he couldn’t connect to a goal.
Harper, who walked out in his fourth at-bat in the top of the 7th inning, regained his strength in the top of the 9th when the team turned 5-6.
Harper, who appeared after two deaths, continued the good trend by hitting a left-handed hit against Dodgers Brusder Graterol. Afterwards, Harper, who stepped on second base on a walk by Castellanos, homered on Bryson Stott’s left-handed hit to tie the game. It was a dramatic tie made after two outs in the ninth inning.
However, Harper’s performance did not lead to a team victory.
Philadelphia was unable to turn the game around as Alec Bom struck out in continued chances, and Craig Kimbrel, who took the mound in the bottom of the ninth, caused a bases loaded crisis, before hitting a walk-off home run to the Dodgers’ Max Muncy.
Philadelphia, which led 5-0 at the beginning of the game, eventually gave up the game in vain. It fell into a quagmire of 4 consecutive losses and stayed in 4th place in the National League East Division with 15 wins and 17 losses.
On the other hand, the Dodgers, who had won 6 consecutive wins, took the lead in the National League West division with a record of 19-13.