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By: Ross Sutton
Bryce Harper has gotten off to a red hot start to the season and last night showed how great (and maybe how lucky) he has been so far this year. On the first pitch of his first at bat of the night against Mets pitcher Jacob DeGrom, Harper hit a home run over the right-center field wall. The reason this home run is so notable is because Harper broke his bat in half on this swing. This is an incredible feat of strength and shows how just about everything is going Harper’s way to this point in the season as he currently leads the league with 8 home runs. The only bad part of Harper’s season so far is that the rest of the Nationals’ team is not playing well, as they are currently in fourth place in the division with a record of 8-9. The Nats pulled off a comeback last night against the Mets in which they scored 6 runs in the 8th inning, so maybe that is the win that can get the team rolling. That being said, the Nationals have fallen behind the Mets, Phillies, and Braves in the NL East and need to figure things out before they can worry about getting to the World Series.
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