Sport WATCH: Bryce Harper smacks a broken bat home run vs. Mets

03:15  17 april  2018
03:15  17 april  2018 Source:   Sporting News

WATCH: Bryce Harper smacks a broken bat home run vs. Mets

  WATCH: Bryce Harper smacks a broken bat home run vs. Mets Bryce Harper launched a first inning bomb against the Met, snapping his bat in half in the process.With two down in the top of the first inning against the Mets, Harper took the first pitch of the at-bat and sent it into the stands. To make it even more impressive; he did so while snapping the bat in half.

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Bryce Harper is off to a red-hot start in 2018 and Monday night's feat is just the latest eye-popping occurance for the Nationals outfielder.

With two down in the top of the first inning against the Mets, Harper took the first pitch of the at-bat and sent it into the stands. To make it even more impressive; he did so while snapping the bat in half.

Take a look for yourself.

Hitting the skin off the ball is a pretty wild occurance but it's not totally unheard of in baseball. Breaking your bat in two though, is extremely rare, and something that might have happened just once before.

WATCH: Bryce Harper smacks a broken bat home run vs. Mets

  WATCH: Bryce Harper smacks a broken bat home run vs. Mets Bryce Harper launched a first inning bomb against the Met, snapping his bat in half in the process.With two down in the top of the first inning against the Mets, Harper took the first pitch of the at-bat and sent it into the stands. To make it even more impressive; he did so while snapping the bat in half.

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For some odd reason, Philadelphia Phillies pitchers are still throwing to Harper when he’s up to bat instead of walking him intentionally. So Harper made them pay, even smacking this home run on Sunday out the park, and into the Phillies bullpen bathroom.

To make the home run even crazier, according to Statcast it was longer than his season average to this point.

And it was just another thing to add to the already impressive April Harper is having.

a man that is standing in the rain © (Getty Images)

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.

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