Bryce Harper has provided us with the latest evidence that he is, in fact, not human. In a startling display, the Washington Nationals slugger broke his bat completely in two pieces, yet still hit a 406-foot home run against the New York Mets. But the Mets responded with a tying run in the bottom half on a Todd Frazier RBI single.
Facing Jacob deGrom with two outs in the first inning, Bryce swung hard on an inside baseball, shattering his bat and leaving himself with only a handle in his hands.
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When Gerard played behind him with the pace that Torres had, they caused havoc in rival defences together'. They have let in very few goals and they play such quick football.
On his way back to the dugout, Harper celebrated by pulling up the sleeve of his shirt to show off his biceps.
Well, the Mets' outfield was tracking the ball down - all the way to right-center and over the wall for a solo home run that traveled over 400 feet. Teheran (1-1) allowed one run, five hits and three walks with nine strikeouts in six innings.
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"Yeah, that was pretty shocking", deGrom said, with a slight grin.
Harper hit his major league-high eighth homer, and his 33 1/2-inch, 31 1/2-ounce Marucci bat paid the price. Story later added a single for just his second multihit game of the season, boosting his batting average from.177 to.200. He is 2-7 lifetime vs. Washington - tagged by the Nats in his final two starts in spring training, he got sent to the minors to begin the season.
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The game also had to be delayed at the start of both halves as fans protested against the match being played on a Monday night. Mainz midfielder Pablo de Blasis scored the penalty to put the hosts 1-0 up.