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Bearcats in the Big Leagues: Harrison Homers in Pirates Win

Josh Harrison went boom, while the rest of the crew was pretty quiet.

Milwaukee Brewers v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

Josh Harrison

In case you didn’t know, Harrison has been hit by more pitches than anyone else in the majors this season. In total he’s been hit 20 times. For more details, check out Jeff Sullivan’s writing about this topic. Harrison was not hit by a pitch on Tuesday and that’s probably a good thing. The Pirates second baseman/utility player only had one hit in the game, but it was a big one, as his two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth tied things at 3-3, helping Pittsburgh to a 4-3 victory over first place Milwaukee. Harrison posted the highest WPA (win probability added) of any Pirate in the game (.262) along with a wRC+ of 212. It is just the second time in July that Harrison has registered a wRC+ above 100.

Ian Happ

It appeared that Happ would have the day off against the Braves on Tuesday, but the Cubs outfielder pinch hit in the top of the ninth inning, grounding out to the pitcher in the process. Due to the that and the fact that he didn’t do anything in the field, it was a pretty uneventful night for the former Bearcat in a 5-1 win for Chicago.

Connor Walsh and Ryan Atkinson

Neither Walsh or Atkinson pitched on Tuesday.