Bryce Harper isn't the best player in baseball, but it's hard to argue with him being the most electric player in the sport when he's hot.
And right now, he's hot.
Last Friday evening in San Francisco, Harper launched two home runs in a 9-6 Philadelphia Phillies victory, with one of the two landing in McCovey Cove. While that was Harper's first multi-home run game as a Phillie, it didn't take him long to record his second game with two home runs in red pinstripes, as he again turned the trick Wednesday evening in an 11-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Thursday night took the cake, though.
In a game that the Phillies trailed 5-0 at one point, the 26-year-old came to the plate with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Phillies were down 5-3. You know how this story concludes:
Harper's home run was his 25th of the season. Rather amazingly, this ball "only" traveled 413 feet, allowing it to tie for the shortest home run that Harper has hit in the last week.
With the victory, the Phillies move to 63-58 and to within one game of the final National League Wild Card spot.