If you want to dislike Harper because he crushes your favorite team and because he’s having another phenomenal year to this point go ahead. But don’t hate him because it’s trendy or cool, or because he’s bringing personality and gusto to a game that’s been sorely lacking both for years.
Don’t hate him because he’s got a pretty face, he’s marketable, he’s got too much salad for the bowl or because he’s passionate.
Sure, Harper represents something that long-time baseball fans aren’t accustomed to seeing. But does he deserve all of the hate he gets?
That’s a clown question, bro.
Authentic Kids Allen Robinson Jersey While Kershaw came up four strikeouts shy of getting to 2,000 for his career, he had one of the worst outings of his career. The three homers allowed tied for his most in one game and the left-hander also gave up a career-high 11 hits.
As much as the Dodgers ace struggled, Cubs ace Jon Lester was even worse. The four-time All-Star and MVP of last year’s National League Championship Series left after 3 1/3 innings with six runs allowed and home runs surrendered to Cody Bellinger and Enrique Hernandez.
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Kershaw, who needed 10 strikeouts to become the 78th player in MLB history and just the fourth Dodgers pitcher with 2,000 strikeouts, struck out six over 4 1/3 for a no-decision. Dodgers reliever Josh Fields got the win with 1 1/3 innings of perfect work.
The Cubs scored for the first time in the series after going 19 innings without a run. The Cubs have now slipped into a tie with the Cardinals for second place in the National League Central, a game and a half behind the surprising Brewers.