Bryce Harper hit three home runs on Wednesday and two more on Friday, tying a MLB record with five homers in a two-game span.
Harper was in a 1-for-17 slump prior to this two-game run, in which he’s raised his season batting average from .245 to .284.
The last two days, opponents have been more than willing to give that to him. Nineteen of the 24 pitches he’s seen were outer-half or off the outside corner and he's taken advantage with four out of the five homers coming on pitches to that area. Eight of his 10 homers this season have been on the outside.
In fact, 25 of Harper’s 29 hits this season have come against pitches to the outer half or just off the outside corner.