One Bryce kept rolling and one went hitless.
Brentz homered in the bottom of the ninth inning of the Drive's 10-6 loss to Charleston, extending his hitting streak to 26 games and his on-base streak to 35. But Harper went 0-for-4 in the Suns' 6-2 win at Lakewood.
A first-round pick by the Red Sox last June, Brentz waited until his final plate appearance to pick up a hit. The right fielder popped up in the first, flied to right in the fourth, grounded out in the sixth and walked in the eighth. Due up fifth in the ninth, only two-out hits by Felix Sanchez and Heiker Meneses gave him a chance to extend the streak.
Brentz made the most of the opportunity, sending his league-leading 10th homer over the center-field wall. His .388 average, 35 RBIs and .701 slugging percentage also pace the Class A circuit, while his three triples are one shy of the lead.
Harper, the top overall pick in last year's Draft, drew an eighth-inning walk in Lakewood to keep his on-base string alive at 23 games.
"The first couple weeks, I just tried to see as many pitches as I could, see as many pitchers as I could, see what they've got," Harper told MLB.com. "Everything's working out pretty well right now. I feel good at the plate and hopefully everything keeps rolling and we keep winning."
In the first inning, Harper sent a fly ball to left field that was hauled in by Zach Collier. He popped up to third in the fourth, and grounded out to first to start the sixth.
Harper walked to open the eighth and moved to second on a wild pitch. Randolph Oduber singled him to third and Jason Martinson plated him with a sacrifice fly.
The Suns pushed three runs across that frame, so Harper was the second hitter in the ninth. Facing reliever Hector Nerris with one out, he dribbled a grounder to shortstop.
The Nationals phenom had extended his streak by homering in the seventh inning Saturday. He batted .471 (33-for-70) with 14 extra-base hits, 17 RBIs and 12 runs scored during the 18-game stretch.