Thursday, June 27, 2013
Harper homers in second rehab game
Bryce Harper appeared in his second rehab game with the Single-A Potomac Nationals on Wednesday night, going 1-for-3 with a solo home run in three at-bats.
Harper was the team’s designated hitter due to rainy conditions at Pfitzner stadium in a last minute move. He was originally slotted to play in left field.
Facing Myrtle Beach Pelicans starter Jerad Eickhoff, Harper struck out in his first at-bat. In his second time up he hit a home run to right field.
In Harper’s third at-bat he fouled a pitch off his right foot and needed a moment to shake it off. He then lined out to right field to end his day.
Harper was pulled in the seventh inning, as expected, after ramping up his workload from the day before. He is scheduled to play nine innings on Thursday night as the P-Nats close out their series with Myrtle Beach.
Harper has played a total of nine innings with Potomac during this rehab stint. So far he is 2-for-4 with a homer, walk, RBI, two runs, a stolen base, and a strikeout.
Potomac held on to beat the Pelicans by the score of 6-5. They are 2-0 with Harper in the lineup.
Harper was not allowed to speak to the media after the game, but tweeted that he is ‘one step closer.’
CSN will have full coverage of Harper’s third start in Potomac on Thursday. If he plays a full nine innings, as planned, he will speak to the media about his progress afterwards.
Check out the box score from Wednesday's game.