Bryce Harper shows off power, speed, glove, every other tool imaginable in Game 3 win over Giants
NLDS Game 3 is why you need to watch Bryce Harper
If you didn't jump on the the Bryce Harper bandwagon after his towering home run in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Giants, it might officially be too late following the outfielder's well-rounded Game 3.
Though he started the game 0-for-2, he fought off the San Francisco sun in left field to make a nice catch on a Brandon Crawford fly ball, slamming into the outfield wall to save a run in the second.
Then, in the top of the seventh, he demonstrated that he was a little more comfortable with the Game 3 strike zone by drawing a crucial walk to give the Nats runners on first and second with no one out.
When catcher Wilson Ramos laid down a sacrifice bunt (Ned Yost joke goes here) with two strikes, Madison Bumgarner threw the ball into foul territory and Harper came around to score from first.
In the bottom of the seventh, with a man on second, Harper flashed the leather again when he laid out to make a shoestring grab on a Travis Ishikawa line drive to the left-center gap.
But we're talking about Bryce Harper: Power Phenom here. We'd be remiss to overlook his ninth-inning home run that fell just short of landing in McCovey Cove.
Probably shouldn't have grooved him that four-seam fastball, man.
Harper's performance helped propel the Nats to a 4-0 Game 3 victory, but they still have their backs against the wall heading into Game 4.
First pitch is Tuesday at 6 p.m. PST (9 p.m. on the East Coast). Harper's five tools will be on display soon thereafter. Synchronize your watches ... now.