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Astros Pitchers Think That There Was Something Fishy About Bryce Harper's Broken Bat Home Run Last Night

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We are a Bryce Harper friendly website. I don’t particularly think that this report implies anything about Bryce Harper specifically, as we’ve seen plenty of guys hit broken bat homers before, like Barry Bonds for example.

If the issue is once again with the baseballs being juiced, then these pitchers just have to deal with it. Home runs put asses in the seats. Superstars put asses in the seats. Superstars like Bryce Harper hitting home runs puts asses in the seats. And while the Astros weren’t necessarily “complaining” about this — they might’ve raised an eyebrow or two — I don’t know what they’d be all that upset about.

The Astros benefited more than anybody from the alleged juiced baseballs, as last year’s World Series saw more home runs than any other Fall Classic, fifteen in all in a World Series that Houston came out victorious. That, and Astros pitchers haven’t really felt the effects of juiced baseballs in 2018. Yet. Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Charlie Morton have combined to make 10 starts with a 1.23 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 65.2 innings. That’s absurd.

But if we were to take a stab at who might’ve made the comments about Bryce Harper’s broken bat home run being a little suspicious, then I honestly wouldn’t have a clue as to who might’ve felt that way.

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