Phillies’ Harper to use Williams bats

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

According to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark, Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper will use Nick Williams’ at-bats in Sunday’s game. The Phillies host the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night. 

On Saturday afternoon, after Harper was hitless with his own bat, he borrowed Williams’ bat in the seventh inning. With the third four-seam fastball pitch that he saw, Harper launched the ball into the sky. 

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper rounding the bases after Rhys Hoskins hit a grand slam against the Atlanta Braves in the season-opener
Bryce Harper rounding the bases after Rhys Hoskins hit a grand slam against the Atlanta Braves in the season-opener (Getty Images)

The home run landed 465 feet later. Following the home run, Harper was amped up and received a curtain call from those in attendance of the game. 

It is not clear if this is going to be a long-term thing, or just short-term. However, at the moment, Williams will have to use different bats as Harper is going to use them. 

‪“It worked yesterday, so I’m definitely going to use it today,” Harper said to Clark.

If Harper and Williams use different bat companies, this could become an issue between them. Also, Williams and Harper could possibly have different bats, as one may be heavier than the other.

The 26-year-old Las Vegas, Nevada native signed a 13-year, $330 million deal with the Phillies in February. It is the largest deal in free agent history. 

Through two games this season, Harper has a .167 batting average with one home run and one RBI in six at-bats. He also had one hit and two runs. 


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