During a tough loss 3-1 loss to the patently mediocre Detroit TigersPhillies super star Bryce Harper was booed repeatedly during an 0-for-4 performance. But Harper knows better than to get agitated; the Phils couldn't get any semblance of an offense going, and he's the one responsible, with his name on the door. Postgame, he caught up with reporters in the locker room to discuss his lackluster night, while admitting he'd behave the same way if the tables were turned.

“I’d do the same thing,” Harper said in response to the boos. “It’s not fun to lose, it’s not fun to watch when you’re playing that way. [I was] 0-for-4 with two punchies, I’m probably thinking the same thing walking back to the dugout.”


Tuesday night was just not Harper's night. The 26-year-old went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. A dropped ball mishap between him, Cesar Hernandez, and Rhys Hoskins in right field led to a three-run burst in the third inning for the Tigers. He later also committed a dropped fly ball error in the eighth. 

Harper is not playing his best right now, and it's starting to rear its ugly head. Since April 6, in 22 games, he is batting .188 with three home runs, 15 RBI, and a .692 OPS, with 29 strikeouts in 97 plate appearances over that stretch.


At least he understands.