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Phillies Pitchers and how Harper Hit Them

Bryce Harper
Bryce Harper’s long home run against Jerad Eickhoff in a simulated game on Wednesday begs the question; which Phillies pitchers has Harper had the most success against? (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Facing live pitching in a simulated game on Wednesday, Bryce Harper took a curveball from Jerad Eickhoff and hit it out of the park to right field. No, not out of the park as in it went over the fence; out of the park as in out of the park – out of Spectrum Field proper. In case you’re wondering, Spectrum Field holds the same dimensions as Citizens Bank Park. The ball traveled over the fence, over the grass berm and over the concourse and just kept going and going.

Eickhoff took it all in stride, saying “I executed my pitch, throwing strike one with an off-speed pitch, so it was kind of a tip-your-cap kind of thing.”

Perhaps the best comment came from Andrew McCutchen, who deadpanned “Alright, you can stay around.”

So, with his mammoth home run, it gets you to thinking; which Phillies pitchers are happiest that they don’t have to face Bryce Harper anymore? And are there any who kind of liked facing him and did well against him?

Here’s what we found…

Bryce Harper vs Phillies Pitchers
Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG
Aaron Nola 36 33 10 0 0 3 7 2 13 .303 .333 .576
Jake Arrieta 30 21 4 1 0 0 1 9 5 .190 .433 .238
Vince Velasquez 14 11 6 1 0 1 5 3 3 .545 .643 .909
Nick Pivetta 13 9 3 1 0 2 3 4 5 .333 .538 1.111
Jerad Eickhoff 12 12 2 1 0 1 3 0 6 .167 .167 .500
Adam Morgan 11 8 2 1 0 0 2 3 1 .250 .455 .375
Zach Eflin 9 9 5 2 0 0 1 0 1 .556 .556 .778
Hector Neris 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .286 .000
Tommy Hunter 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .167 .000
Austin Davis 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 .333 .500 .667
Edubray Ramos 4 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 .333 .500 1.333
David Robertson 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500
Seranthony Dominguez 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667
Juan Nicasio 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
Victor Arano 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Yacksel Rios 2 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 .500 .500 2.000
Enyel De Los Santos 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Total 161 134 39 9 0 9 28 26 41 .291 .404 .560
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 3/7/2019.

 

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