MLB Playoffs: Bryce Harper, star of the Philadelphia Phillies, is no stranger to some drama. During game three of the National League Division Series he made a massive statement to the opposing shortstop Orlando Arcia despite not saying a word. What fueled him was a major mistake from the Atlanta Braves shortstop as he mocked him for a mistake made the game prior.
To set the table, we have to back up to game two of the NLDS. That game was played a day prior and featured the Braves coming from behind and winning after being down 4-0. The Phillies did try and mount a comeback though.
Philadelphia, trailing by a run in the ninth inning, got leadoff hitter Bryce Harper on base via a walk. With one out in the inning Nick Castellanos then hit a deep fly ball to center field in which a leaping grab was made. Not tagging on the play was Bryce Harper who was then thrown out to end the game.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) October 10, 2023
After this dramatic ending Braves shortstop Orlando Arcia reportedly made the comment “Ha-ha, atta boy Harper” as reporters were entering the clubhouse. He also was rumored to have been mocking the Phillies superstar when caught in the act.
The next day, game three of the NLDS, Bryce Harper hit two home runs and started down Orlando Arcia as he went around the bases.
Bryce Harper stares down Orlando Arcia in what is being called the “atta-boy Harper” game of the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves match up (MLB Playoffs).
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) October 11, 2023
The Phillies went on to win game three by a score of 10-2. Atlanta is now one game away from elimination in which game four will be played on Thursday, October 12.
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