Just a day after Nationals manager Matt Williams went off on the rumor that struggling 21-year-old slugger Bryce Harper might be demoted to the minors, the young guy rewarded his team for sticking with him by hitting a walk-off homer in extra innings against the Mets.
If you only have three homers on the season, and critics are jumping on your back, hit your fourth to win a game. Works every time:
To be fair, Harper is only batting .249/.333/.359 through 52 games and has been limited by injury. Here’s to hoping this swing turns his season around.