This folks is why Washington Nationals Double-A outfielder Bryce Harper is the best prospect in baseball. The 18 year old blasted a Ryan Pope 3-2 pitch to dead center field that went 480 feet, according to MILB.com, to lead the Harrisburg Senators to a 3-2 walk off win over the Trenton Thunder on Friday night. It was Harper’s third Home Run in Double-A and his first at home in Harrisburg. See the Home Run from multiple angles.
Fresh off a Derek Jeter appearance at shortstop and a Phil Hughes appearance on the mound, Trenton Thunder fans welcomed Shane Victorino and Brad Lidge who were rehabbing with the visiting Reading Phillies. With Trenton being less than an hour from Philly and about an hour and a couple hours from New York, the team has welcomed droves of Yankees and Phillies fans looking to see their stars up close and personal. In the story below Lidge and Victorino talk about what it’s like to play in the minors in front of the rabid fans.