Before he was ejected in the eighth inning of last night’s game, Bryce Harper singled in his first at bat to extend his hit streak to 18-straight games and on-base streak to 26-straight games. Harper finished the night with a .334/.437/.628 line on the season, but his hit and on-base streaks weren’t what people were talking about after the game. It was his ejection for arguing with home plate umpire Chris Segal about a 1-0 pitch he didn’t think was a strike. Harper took the pitch, gestured emphatically that he thought it was low, and then exploded on Segal after he struck out swinging at a 98 mph 1-2 fastball from Milwaukee Brewers’ reliever Josh Hader. It wasn’t an egregious strike call by Segal
Tom Flacco played in 13 games at Western Michigan. Tom Flacco is reportedly returning to New Jersey. Flacco, the younger brother of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, has chosen Rutgers as his transfer destination after deciding to leave Western Michigan. If the transfer comes to fruition, the Voorhees, New Jersey, native will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out in 2017.
Otto Porter still goes back to his true hometown of Sikeston, Mo. each chance he gets, often to refurbish classic cars with his family, but the Wizards forward has lived in Washington, D.C. long enough to consider the nation's capital his home, too. After starring at Georgetown University in northwest Washington from 2011 through 2013, Porter has been a member of the Washington Wizards for the past four seasons, still playing his home games at the same place he did in college, at the Verizon Center. Porter, 24, seriously considered leaving Washington when they allowed him to become a restricted free agent in early July.