Friday, October 28, 2011
Video: Harper's AFL walk-off
And you thought David Freese hit the only walk-off home run in America on Thursday.
Au contraire. Perhaps you've heard of this young lad named Bryce Harper. He's a top prospect in the Nationals' farm system. And yesterday afternoon, he clubbed a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Scottsdale Scorpions to an 8-7 victory over the Mesa Solar Sox in Arizona Fall League action.
That was Harper's second home run in as many days, his second four-RBI game in a row and a continuation of his recent red-hot streak at the plate. After opening the AFL season 3-for-27, he's now got 10 hits in his last 23 at-bats (three of them homers, two of them doubles).
If you click on the above video, you'll see yesterday's walk-off from Harper. The video quality isn't exactly professional-grade, but there's a good reason for that. It was shot by my father. No, really.
My parents live in Scottsdale, about a 20-minute drive from the Scorpions' home ballpark. And my father, having recently retired after 40 years as an elementary school teacher and principal, has found himself with some free time on his hands. So he and my uncle (who you'll hear on the video exclaiming: "He did it!") decided to attend yesterday's game and brought a camera with them.
The rest is history. Enjoy!
Posted by Mark Zuckerman at 6:00 AM