Hitting the skin off the ball is a pretty wild occurance but it's not totally unheard of in baseball.
With the possible exception of blowouts, we doubt that any Mets' pitchers are going to be too eager to challenge Harper. While round-trippers are commonplace for the 25-year-old, this one in the first inning at Citi Field was special, as Harper managed to put one in the seats despite breaking his bat.
Bryce Harper has hit a lot of home runs in his young career, but Monday's shot was one of the most impressive.
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 Nationals entered the contest six games back of the first-place Mets in the National League East.