Mark Zuckerman addresses Bryce Harper's slump
Fri, 24 Aug 2012|
In the ballpark is presented by your Washington DC area GMC dealers. Mark Zuckerman -- -- insider joins us in Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and Marcus is like Seinfeld's -- bizarre world. The -- -- that fills my nineteen and a half games at this point in the season. Yet the only series and that's a loss since the all star break was to the Phillies is this still some sort of a measuring stick series. Yeah I think it is you know obviously they're not going to win the division this year but until somebody does cling to the Phillies are still the five time champs and he got I think there's a little motivation on their part not to do whatever they can't prevent. The team that in the door perhaps this division for so long from winning in any earlier so. Yeah I'd still. Test for them in and coming into the ballpark anytime it's a test. Mark since the all star break Bryce Harper is just pretty miserable miserable slump hitting a buck 86 his body language. There's not going being good and recently they keep it becomes a liability and team down the stretch and into the if a playoff eventually. Can Davey Johnson actually sit him. Well it's a good question I mean it has come up a little bit more and I think especially when guys like Steve Lombardo was the Roger Bernard Dina -- world playing well. You know harper at the moment the only guys hitting any worse than him for the catchers -- pitchers so he's down there at the moment but. They're winning. He's still doing things for them. Energy wise you know when he does get a hold the ball he's hit him pretty hard. And I don't think dating wants to really messed with his confidence right now so he's in the lineup tonight. And I think he's gonna stay in there. Maybe pick and choose his spots maybe it's a tough lefty cyclists that Cliff Lee on Sunday could see somebody else get in there but I think -- and continued to be the guy for now. -- real quick September call -- for coming soon can we see any impact guys potentially even somewhat like Anthony Wright and don't come out. Well I don't think Rendell even though he's on the forty man he just hasn't got enough experience. And I don't think they call month if he wasn't going to be playing consistently over to see John Lannan. Boxing takes over for Stephen Strasburg when he shut down. And then some more role playing guys Corey brown to be -- -- could be a key pinch runner. At the kind of thing you can afford to do in September that he can't at other times of the year that could come in handy come out of the stretch run. -- right mark Zuckerman are Mets insider in Philadelphia thanks so much resigned. Okay thank you CSN Washington dot com.