Bryce Harper hits broken bat home run

Harper hits broken-bat HR Nats top Mets

He got Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper to break his bat.

While Harper getting his MLB-leading eighth homer in just 17 games is certainly impressive, the fact that he hit a long ball with a broken field at Citi Field is much more important.

That's insane. And it isn't like he cracked his bat, he destroyed it.

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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.

Facing New York Mets hard-throwing right-hander Jacob deGrom, Harper smoked a 96-mph fastball to right-center field for a solo home run.

Coming into Monday night, the Washington outfielder and former MVP was batting an even.300 with seven homers, 14 RBI and and OPS of 1.219. Harper hit his major league-leading eighth home run, a solo shot in the first inning on a 95 miles per hour fastball from Jacob deGrom.

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