Bryce Harper celebrated Mother’s Day with a pair of custom cleats and an epic home run tribute
After bad weather on Friday and Saturday spoiled the Philadelphia Phillies‘ chances to exact revenge on the New York Mets for their seven-run comeback on Thursday night, Bryce Harper made Sunday’s games count.
In the first inning of Game 1 of the doubleheader, Harper squared up against Max Scherzer and walloped a two-out home run, his sixth of the season and third in his career against the Mets ace.
Harper’s footwear also paid tribute to his mom, a pair of eye-popping custom cleats:
Harper ended up driving in two of the Phillies’ three runs in that first game; he followed up his first-inning blast with an RBI single to center in the bottom of the third. In the following frame, his rookie pal Bryson Stott, recently recalled from Triple-A, had an RBI single of his own, helping the Phillies win 3-2.
His home run and message to his mom weren’t Harper’s only Mother’s Day tributes, as the superstar also shared a heartfelt message to his wife, Kayla.
This was Harper’s 160th career game, 34th homer, and 100th run scored against the Mets.