Stepping up to the plate against the New York Mets, the 25-year-old managed his league-high eighth homer of the season, but as he hit the ball his bat cracked in half.
Speaking after the match - which finished in an 8-6 win for his side - Harper said: 'Barreled it pretty good. The visiting Nationals rallied against five pitchers in their big burst, winning for just the fourth time in 13 games.
Harper is now up to eight home runs this season, which means nearly any time he touches the ball it goes over the fence. "It just broke and kept going".
As if Harper wasn't making his case to vault over Mike Trout for the unofficial title of best baseball player on the planet, his first-inning home run tonight against Jacob deGrom is just another bullet point, broken bat and all.
NEW YORK (AP) - This was shear power by Bryce Harper.
The ball traveled approximately 406 feet to right-center and deGrom admitted he could only stand and look as the ball sailed over the fence. On his way back to the dugout, Harper playfully pulled up his sleeve to show his biceps.
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