Phillies: Bryce Harper’s top five offensive moments of 2019

Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 18: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies gestures after he hit a home run during the first inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park on May 18, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

4. May 18 (Home run to center versus Colorado)

The Phillies entered a Saturday afternoon in mid-May against the Rockies with a 26-18 record. Aaron Nola was on the mound again for the Phillies looking for his fourth win without a defeat.

After shutting down the Rockies in the first, the Phils took their turn against Antonio Senzatela.

After getting Andrew McCutchen and Jean Segura, Harper stepped to the plate. He was in the middle of an eight-game slump in which he hadn’t recorded a single RBI. That was about to change in the blink of an eye.

Harper drilled the first pitch from Senzatela out to Ashburn Alley in center field.  The ball went an estimated 466 feet according to Stacast, Harper’s second-longest of his career and longest at Citizen’s Bank Park since Statcast had been keeping track.

Nola was again phenomenal, allowing just a single run in six innings, striking out 12.  The 2-1 win improved the Phils record to 26-19 on the season and was the second win of what turned out to be a sweep over the Rockies. Harper’s home run was his eighth of the season.