Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Twitter reacts to Bryce Harper's broken bat home run

Twitter reacts to Bryce Harper's broken bat home run

The only thing that had the home run beat was the celebration. Bryce Harper breaks bat in two on 406-foot HRAP Photo NYM101Eds: Updates with quotes, details.

In the top of the first inning Monday night at Citi Field, Harper offered at a first-pitch fastball from Mets starter Jacob deGrom.

Bryce Harper sent the ball flying hundreds of feet in a broken-bat home run as the Washington Nationals faced the New York Mets on Monday.

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You probably will not be surprised to learn Harper leads the Major League Baseball in home runs with eight. "It just broke and kept going".

Mets right fielder Brandon Nimmo headed toward the wall and quickly ran out of room.

Seriously. Harper crushed this ball while breaking his bat in two.

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"Yeah, that was pretty shocking", he said. "I saw Nimmo, he just kept going, so I was like, oh, well, I guess that's out of here".

While the player himself made his way round the bases to the crowd's applause. first base coach Tim Boger was picking up the broken bat, handing it to a nearby bat boy.

"He started to flex when he came back". The rest of the National League had better be on notice for the rest of the year as the 2015 NL MVP looks beyond motivated to make his case for the largest contract in MLB history (forget $400 million, how about half a billion?).

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