Josh Harrison may not be playing at the All-Star-caliber level he played at in 2014, but he can still be plenty exciting at times. He showed that on Tuesday night, when he helped the Pirates walk off 3-2 winners against the Brewers.
Harrison drilled a 0-1 fastball from Tyler Thornburg to right-center field. Center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis tracked it down but couldn’t corral it. Harrison raced for third base as the relay throw came in to second baseman Scooter Gennett. Gennett fired to third baseman Hernan Perez, but the throw skipped away, leaving the field of play. Harrison was awarded home plate, with the official scoring being a triple and a one-base error. In colloquial parlance, that’s a Little League home run.
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The triple was Harrison’s only hit in four at-bats on the evening. He’s batting .270/.299/.373 with 22 extra-base hits, 41 RBI, 35 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases in 339 plate appearances.