Bryce Harper breaks bat on 406-ft home run

Bryce Harper breaks bat on 406-ft home run

The five-time All-Star trotted most of the way to first holding the few inches of the handle that remained after tagging a 95 miles per hour (152kmph) fastball from Jacob deGrom.

"Barreled it pretty good".

The Washington Nationals slugger swung ferociously at a 95mph fastball from Jacob deGrom, hitting the eighth homer of his Major League career as the Caps clinched an 8-6 win against the New York Mets at Citi Field.

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It's no secret that Bryce Harper is a baseball freak, but every now and then the Washington Nationals superstar will do something that puts your jaw on the floor. "It just broke and kept going", said Harper, who homered in his third consecutive game facing the Mets - a team he torments.

Mets right fielder Brandon Nimmo headed toward the wall and quickly ran out of room. Breaking your bat in two though, is extremely rare, and something that might have happened just once before. I said, yeah, you're strong, ' Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. Since the start of last season he has hit.377 (23-of-61) with six homers and 13 RBIs against them. But anything like that?

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