Phillies right fielder, Bryce Harper was ejected for arguing an egregious check swing strike three call.
The Phillies right fielder was called out on a third strike and then he proceeded to argue the call.
According to CBS Sports, the Philadelphia Phillies clinched a wild card spot, and as they are locked in as the Number 4 seed, their remaining season games are meaningless. They can’t improve – or hurt – their position any further. However, that does not means that their games lack excitement, as on Thursday night, the Phillies right fielder, Bryce Harper, was ejected for arguing a check wing strike three call.
The Phillies right fielder let third base umpire Angel Hernandez have it, and as he walked back to the dugout, the Phillies right fielder flung his helmet to the ground. Harper can expect a fine for that, even a possible suspension.
A suspension would only cober regular season games only and the Phillies right fielder would not miss games in the postseason. A lengthy ban should not be expected, instead the Phillies right fielder may miss at least one or two games.
Harper said after the game that it is the same thing over and over again. The Phillies right fielder said he will probably get fined for being right, again.
For what it is worth, a check swing is not defined in the rulebook, a swing is defined as an attempt to strike the ball and that is it. All the stuff that you hear bout breaking the plane or rolling the wrists, are all made up.
As for the helmet, a 10 year old fan has caught it, and the Phillies right fielder signed it for him. That is a good day for the kid.
The Phillies right fielder entered the game on Thursday with a .296/.402/.503 with 21 home runs since his return from a Tommy John surgery.