Baseball: Bryce Harper is officially back, but without success

Baseball: Bryce Harper is officially back, but unsuccessful


The Philadelphia Phillies are at an impasse. Despite the return of their star player Bryce Harper, who had a strong game on Wednesday night, the Pennsylvania team was swept in three games by the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

At Dodger Stadium, the home team won 10-6, scoring 10 or more points in all three games. It's only the second time since 1958 that the Phillies have allowed 10 points in three straight games. hit from a safe place in all three of his plate appearances. Recovered from his elbow injury, the two-time Most Valuable Player winner had been shut out in four appearances the day before.

“It can't be like this. We gave them the game, he told the Major League Baseball website after the Phillies let go of a 5-1 lead. With the way we want to play this year — or every year — that cannot occur. They are a very good team on the other side. […] We have to be better.”

Harper's ninth-inning single saved the Phillies' chances, but in their turn at bat, the Dodgers added four runs. Max Muncy played the heroes with a grand slam.

Guerro Jr.'s big arms aren't enough

Fenway Park doesn't seem to smile on the Blues Toronto Jays, again defeated by the Red Sox, although Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Daulton Varsho stretched their arms.

The Dominican expelled the ball 450 feet from home plate, hitting it well beyond of the “green monster”. Pitcher Nick Pivetta (2-2) himself seemed impressed with the shot. On the mound for six innings, he recorded the win despite allowing two home runs.

For the Sox, Triston Casas, Masataka Yoshida and Enmanuel Valdez each drove in two runs. Alex Manoah (1-2) has allowed eight hits and five runs in five innings.

Boston (18-14) has now won its last five games and now has the same number of wins as Toronto (18-13). For the Jays, this is the fourth consecutive loss. They will try to finally beat the Red Sox on Thursday.