Bryce Harper Continues To Generate High Expectations With Filis

CLEARWATER, Florida, USA (AP) – Bryce Harper hit a tremendous hit to the opposite garden to register his third home run in two days. And this caused the reaction of a group of fans in the stands. They chanted “M-V-P”, the acronym for the Most Valuable Player. It’s just the preseason, but expectations are high. “I’m fine with that,” manager Joe Girardi said after the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday 5-3. “He has been doing it for a while. He was 16 when he was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He has had a lot of practice. He has a personality that allows him to stay focused on what he needs to do and doesn’t get tangled up in what is going on around him. ”Harper welcomes the pressure and points out that he loves to play in Philadelphia because fans require him to“ give an account ”. The stellar right fielder told a Philadelphia radio station before the game that he wants to “overcome all obstacles for this city.” The 27-year-old slugger enters his second season with the Phillies after signing a contract for 13 years and 330 million of dollars last year. It was the most expensive agreement in baseball history until Mike Trout broke the record a few weeks later, by signing a new contract with the Angels. The Phillies count on Harper to help them end an eight-year drought without reaching The postseason. The six-time All-Star game was a success at the box office in 2019, when the Phillies recorded the largest increase in attendance. There were 569,297 more fans than in 2018, while the average attendance of the league fell by 1.7%. But the team finished with a record of 81-81 and manager Gabe Kapler lost his job. “We need to take that next step and we really have to do it, ”said Harper. “We can’t just talk about it.” Harper hit .260 with 35 homers and 114 RBIs, the biggest amount of his career, last year, when he missed the first weeks of the preseason because he was still considering with which team go free agency. Then, the rest of the day in the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues: TIGRES 15, YANQUIS 11 New York ace Gerrit Cole gave home runs in consecutive pitches to Travis Demeritte and Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera of Detroit in the first entry, and again in the second. Cole did not allow home runs in a row last season and the last player who flew the fence twice in the same game against him was Lucas Duda in 2017. Kyle Higashioka hit two shots for New York. MELLIZOS 3, ORIOLES 3 Chris Davis of Baltimore increased Average batting in the preseason at .500 with a single producer. The Venezuelan José Rondón hit two hits. The Dominican Nelson Cruz hit three hits, including his third homer. PARENTS 3, SAILORS 0 The Dominican Dinelson Lamet allowed a hit and struck out five in three innings during his opening for San Diego. Greg Garcia flew the fence. Manny Machado did not connect the bat in three shifts, decreasing his batting average in the preseason to 0.71. ASTROS 5, RED MEDIA 0Josh James allowed an unstoppable in three chapters, and the Dominican Bryan Abreu retired by way of the punch to four in two tickets.CARDENALES 7, METS 7Paul DeJong hit his home run, Matt Carpenter hit his first and Kolten Wong had three hits for St. Louis. Adam Wainwright gave up five runs and eight hits in four innings.RAYS 2, PIRATES 1Ryan Yarbrough poncho to nine batters in a row in three innings and reliever Jalen Beeks drew six outs in line for Tampa Bay. and struck out four in the same number of tickets for Oakland. Matt Chapman hit his second home run of the preseason. WHITE MEDIA 7, ROCKIES 6 Dominican Nomar Mazara hit his first home run since joining the White Sox. Danny Mendick added three hits.ROCKIES 9, REAL 1Nolan Arenado hit his third home run and Chi Chi Gonzalez allowed three hits and struck out three batters in three innings without a run for Colorado.RANGERS 5, PUPPIES 0Yu Darvish, who was scheduled to climb the hill. For the Cubs, it was replaced due to a cold. Later, the team reported that he felt better and could work three innings as early as Friday, possibly in a simulated game.Read moreCERVECEROS 6, RED 4 The Dominican Freddy Peralta delivered three passports and allowed three runs in two hits for two innings two thirds The Venezuelan Jesús Castillo worked two perfect relay entries for Milwaukee.INDIOS 7, GIGANTES 1Zach Plesac gave a home run and struck out four in four innings. The Colombian Oscar Mercado flew the fence for the Indians, but later he had to leave for a left wrist injury.DIAMONDBACKS 11, RANGERS 9Robbie Ray allowed a run on three hits while he retired by way of the punch to three in four tickets. Kevin Cron, Josh Rojas and Wyatt Mathisen hit the scenes for Arizona.