"King of meaningless solo home runs" - Fans troll Bryce Harper after Phillies lose to Padres despite double-homer game

Philadelphia Phillies Slugger Bryce Harper
Philadelphia Phillies Slugger Bryce Harper

On Wednesday, Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies met up with the San Diego Padres to finish their three-game series. Philadelphia already won the series by taking the first two games and was looking to complete the sweep.

Unfortunately, the Phils could not get the job done. While Harper smashed two solo home runs in the ballgame, it was not enough to take down the Padres. They lost the game 5-2.

Philadelphia was completely outmatched on Wednesday. They were outhit 12-6 as their bullpen let the team down. Ranger Suarez had an excellent outing, but the bullpen combined to give up four runs in the last three innings.

Fans took to social media to troll Harper for putting in a hard day's work for nothing. While he had a monstrous day, he was nearly the only Philadelphia player that showed up.

"Bryce is the king of meaningless solo homeruns" - one fan posted.
"Scoreboard" - posted another.
"Too bad they going to lose this game. I'll take more hits and man on base than solo HR" - posted another.

Some fans believe Harper is one of the best at hitting solo home runs when it does not matter much. The two bombs give Harper 17 on the year, tying him for 14th-most across the board.

"It'd be better if they weren't solo shots" - said another fan.
"HOLD THAT L" - said another.
"Chris Paul hits a huge 3 to cut the lead down to 42" - said another.

The loss dropped Philadelphia's record down to 49-25. They are starting to lose their strong grip in the National League East, with the Atlanta Braves starting to creep back up the standings.

Bryce Harper and Phillies must make the most of their upcoming series

Philadelphia Phillies - Bryce Harper (Image via USA Today)
Philadelphia Phillies - Bryce Harper (Image via USA Today)

Bryce Harper and the Phillies have a day off on Thursday before they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team has had their bits of struggle this year, compiling a 36-37 record going into Wednesday.

After that, Philadelphia takes on the Detroit Tigers and then the Miami Marlins. Neither club has a record above .500, so the Phils must take advantage and keep the pressure on Atlanta in the division.

While they hold a solid lead in the National League East, fumbling any of these upcoming series could allow the Braves to inch even closer.

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Edited by Jared "Bloomy" Bloom
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