After getting hit in the face with a 97-MPH pitch, Bryce Harper shared a relieving update on Twitter.
Earlier today, a scary thing happened in Philadelphia. While watching the game at Citizens Bank Park, a scary thing happened: a 97 MPH fastball hit Bryce Harper.
Philadelphia Phillies fans held their breath Wednesday night when outfielder Bryce Harper crashed to the ground after being hit in the middle of the face by a 97 mph fastball. The moment became even scarier when Harper immediately left the field and went to the locker room to get checked out. But it looks like a $330 million outfielder will do the trick. After the game, Harper took to Instagram and gave Phillies fans an update with a twist. Crisis averted at 2-1-5.
Bryce Harper hit in the face by a 97 mph fastball.
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper leaves the field | Rich Schultz/Getty Images COMPARED TO: Michael Jordan signed with the White Sox on the birthday of the only Michael Jordan to play Major League Baseball Phillies and St. Louis The St. Louis Cardinals met Wednesday night in a game that was anything but exciting. Everything changed in the top of the sixth inning. Genesis Cabrera came into the game out of the bullpen for the Cardinals and his night started with a bang. With the first pitch of the night, Cabrera lost control of a 97 mph fastball and hit Harper in the face just below his left eye. Harper’s helmet flew off his head as a result of a heavy BPH, and he immediately fell to the ground in pain. Amazingly, Harper immediately jumped to his feet and was able to leave the field under his own power. Visibly upset, the star outfielder headed to the locker room. He’s not back in the game. On the next pitch, Cabrera hit Didi Gregorius right in the ribs with another hard fastball. Both benches received warnings after Cabrera’s tumultuous start to the evening, and Phillies skipper Joe Girardi was ejected from the game for colorfully disputing the decision. Those two pitches seemed vicious due to timing, but Cabrera simply lost control of two consecutive fastballs. It’s really unfortunate that the ball slipped his way, Cardinals manager Mike Schildt said after the game. Our prayers with Bryce Harper. We hope he’s all right.
Harper shared an update with Philliesfans.
COMPARED TO: Mets manager Tony Tarasco would have stayed on the streets of California if theCrips gang hadn’t been so compelling. Moments after Harper disappeared into the locker room tunnel, Phillies fans must have been in an uproar. Their $330 million player starts in 2021, and he’s pretty much the only thing keeping their offense afloat lately. But the city of Philadelphia could breathe a sigh of relief shortly after the game. Around midnight ET, Harper took to Instagram to talk about a scary moment on the field Wednesday night. Everything’s fine. Everything went well, Harper says in the video. CT [scans], all that. The face is still there, so that’s good. I’ll see you later.
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COMPARED TO: Miami Marlins paid Barry Bonds $1.5 million and it was a complete disaster. Harper seemed upbeat and positive in an Instagram video posted Wednesday night, and the Phillies hope that means he won’t miss any time. Philadelphia is struggling on offense early in the season. The offense is producing just 3.83 points per game so far in 2021, which ranks 25th in the league. One of the highlights of the Phillies is Harper, who is hitting .321 this year and has six home runs. Harper also leads the team in on base percentage (.448), slugging percentage (.615) and OPS (.063) after 24 games. Fortunately for Philadelphia fans, he seems to be doing well. All statistics are from Baseball Reference