WATCH VIDEO: Bryce Harper smacks a 406-foot broken-bat home run off of Jacob deGrom | CCTV News
Bryce Harper has provided us with the latest evidence that he is, in fact, not human.
In the top of the first inning Monday night at Citi Field, Harper offered at a first-pitch fastball from Mets starter Jacob deGrom. The pitch jammed Harper, and the Nationals slugger broke his bat cleanly in half on the swing. No matter, though. Harper hammered the pitch over the right-center-field fence for his eighth home run of the season, as all those in attendance looked on in utter disbelief.
The barrel of Harper’s bat went flying into the screen near the Mets’ dugout. He carried what was left — pretty much just the handle — with him to first base, watching the ball sail into the bullpen area.
It was reminiscent of Barry Bond’s broken-bat home run against the Marlins in 2002.
The Nationals took a 1-0 lead on the dinger. But the Mets responded with a tying run in the bottom half on a Todd Frazier RBI single.