On Thursday, he took it to another level.
With the Phillies facing the Toronto Blue Jays in Grapefruit League play, Harper, who signed a then-record 13-year, $330 million deal last month, launched two home runs, his first two long balls in a Philly uniform.
Harper’s first bomb came in the bottom of the first on the first pitch he saw from Blue Jays starter Sam Gaviglio. Gaviglio left his pitch up in the zone, and Harper turned on it for a line drive, two-run home run.
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A BRYCE HARPER HOME RUN pic.twitter.com/xI4kR3Vmq8
Harper’s second dinger was majestic. In the sixth inning, Harper launched a 2-1 fastball a long way for a solo shot off of lefty Thomas Pannone. It appeared to leave Spectrum Field completely.
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BRYCE HARPER TWO HOMER GAME pic.twitter.com/XfWsqmY6GB
Before his two home runs Thursday, Harper was just 1-for-10 in six spring training games for the Phillies.
With Opening Day just a week away, Harper’s spring breakthrough is a welcomed sight for Phillies fans, who are expecting big things at Citizens Bank Park.
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