Matt Williams Talks About Why Bryce Harper Was Pulled

“The inability to run 90 feet,” Williams said of Bryce Harper being removed from the game.

When asked if it was the quad again, he elaborated, “No. Lack of hustle. We made an agreement. We made an agreement, this team made an agreement, that when we play the game, we hustle at all times. We would play the game with intensity and the willingness to win. As it turned out, his spot came up, Kevin Franden put on a nice AB against Rosenthal, but his spot came up with the ability to win the game. That’s a shame for his teammates.”

When asked how Harper reacted to being pulled, Williams responded, “I’m not going to go there.”