4 – Walk-off caps off six homers in three days
The second and final walk-off home run on our best Bryce Harper moments comes on the back of him hitting five home runs in his previous two games. Then, with the Washington Nationals tied in the ninth inning, he continued his rampage against the Atlanta Braves.
Earlier in the game, Harper was able to make a great catch in right field with his team up by 6-3 to prevent another run scoring. However, Tanner Roark blew the lead in the top of the eighth which set the stage for the future MVP to be the hero.
Yunel Escobar beat out an infield single before Jayson Werth struck out, which brought Harper to the plate. Cody Martin actually threw a pretty good slider down below the zone, but when you’re hot, you’re hot and Harper was able to drill it out to right-center to win the game and extend his incredible run.
Harper was the first player since Hee-Seop Choi in 2005 to hit that many homers in three games. To do it with a game-winner against the Atlanta Braves no less was just an incredible feat and unbelievable moment for those there to witness some history.
We don’t need to go into any more detail about the amazing season he had in 2015 that followed this barrage of long balls. But the combination of the historic six home runs in three games capped off by the walk-off get this quite high on the list, perhaps higher than people were expecting.