Bryce Harper Hits Broken Bat Home Run In Citi Field

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Harper is now up to eight home runs this season, which means nearly any time he touches the ball it goes over the fence. The Washington Nationals slugger might have outdone himself tonight though.

In the top of the first inning Monday night at Citi Field, Harper offered at a first-pitch fastball from Mets starter Jacob deGrom.

NEW YORK (AP) - This was shear power by Bryce Harper.

There's scorching hot, and then there's whatever Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper is to start the 2018 Major League Baseball regular season.

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Harper's bat shattered just above his hands, and the barrel helicoptered into the high, protective netting behind home plate on the first base side.

Harper shattered his bat in two, and the ball still cleared the right-field wall with plenty of room to spare. And in most cases, the ball ekes over the fence in a short part of the ballpark instead of soaring 406 feet to right-center.

On his way back to the dugout, Harper playfully pulled up his sleeve to show his biceps.

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