These days, there's absolutely nothing about Bryce Harper's swing that's broken. However, the Nats would fall behind 6-1 before scoring seven unanswered runs in the eighth and ninth innings to come back and beat division-leading NY, 8-6.
Part of the bat flew off when Harper hit the ball, leaving only a jagged handle in his hands.
DeGrom's pitch arrived at 95 miles per hour and left Harper's broken bat at a little over 99 miles per hour.More news: Weird penalty helps Mainz past relegation rivals Freiburg
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On Monday, the barrel of Harper's bat went to the screen near the Mets' bat boy.
As if Harper wasn't making his case to vault over Mike Trout for the unofficial title of best baseball player on the planet, his first-inning home run tonight against Jacob deGrom is just another bullet point, broken bat and all. Other major leaguers who have done it in recent years include Justin Upton, Nelson Cruz, Mark Teixeira and Mark Reynolds.