Bryce Harper’s 18 for 34 (.529/.636/1.059), six double, four home run, 10 walk road trip through Atlanta, New York and Colorado left the 24-year-old outfielder 33 for 79 in 22 games this season (.418/.535/.823), with eight doubles, eight home runs, 20 walks and 14 Ks in 99 plate appearances.
Harper earned an NL Player of the Week nod after he went 11 for 20 (.550 AVG) with four doubles, three homers, seven walks, and 10 runs scored in six games against the Braves and Mets.
He then went 7 for 14 with two doubles, a home run, three walks, and a K in 17 PAs vs the Rockies.
His home run in his next-to-last at bat on Thursday was Harper’s first hit of the finale, first in the four games in Coors Field, and his first in five games overall.
Dusty Baker was asked after the Nationals’ 16-5 win in the series finale what he made of Harper’s red-hot start this month.
“It’s not over yet,” Baker said.
“Man, he’s been unbelievable. We were pulling for Harp and it’s rare that a power hitter comes here and doesn’t hit a home run, at least one home run and so were like, ‘Man, Harp’s due,’ not only to get a hit but to hit a home run here in Coors Field and he did both.”