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Harper Hopes to Carry Hot Month to the End

The powerful left-hander has the tools to be a dangerous hitter. But for nearly the past two seasons, he has struggled to find the swing that made him so popular prior to shoulder surgery after the 2005 season. Yet through the hot summer days, Harper has heated up considerably and hopes to ride that wave into next season.

Brett Harper might be confusing people. The Binghamton Mets have been in last place or second-to-last all season. The Trenton Thunder has been in first place all season. But thanks to Harper, the B-Mets' designated hitter, and last week's Eastern League Player of the Week, the B-Mets have taken four of five games from the Thunder in the Eastern League Subway Series, if you will. "I'm hot...