Whether or not Bryce Harper’s home-run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Thursday’s insane sit-com of a game winds up sparking this Nats team, at least it was fun. Hasn’t been much of that lately.
The outfielder’s first career walk-off helped erase the agony of the blown save in the top of the inning. It let the players jump up and down like kids, and the man who wound up with the ball shoot his arm into the sky, and Charlie Slowes let loose with another memorable game-ending call, heard on 106.7 The Fan. Here’s the audio.
Also, it allowed Harper to mimic Jayson Werth’s iconic leap into home plate during last year’s playoffs. Like Werth, Harper can jump surprisingly high.