Bryce Harper hit his eighth home run of the season on Monday night, and it will simply show up as a solo home run in the box score.
It was reminiscent of Barry Bond's broken-bat home run against the Marlins in 2002. With AP Photos.This was shear power by Bryce Harper.
That ball left Harper's bat - his broken bat, I should say - at 99.2 miles per hour and it traveled 406 feet. The pitch jammed Harper, and the Nationals slugger broke his bat cleanly in half on the swing.
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The homer went 405 feet and was traveling at 99 miles-per-hour as the barrel of the bat flew behind home plate and near the first-base dugout.
The good news is I'm pretty much over Harper selling out after watching him hit the most ridiculous home run of the season.
The two-out homer came against Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom and gave the Nationals a 1-0 lead in the first game of the three-game set.