Nationals-Harper's Broken-Bat HR

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

I've never seen a broken bat home run quite like this before though.

It's no secret that Bryce Harper is a baseball freak, but every now and then the Washington Nationals superstar will do something that puts your jaw on the floor.

According to Statcast, the home run traveled 386 feet and was 108 miles per hour off the bat. So far, 2018 is shaping up to be the Year of Bryce, and that's excellent news for baseball.

That home run, by the way, was No. 8 on the season for Harper. And in most cases, the ball ekes over the fence in a short part of the ballpark instead of soaring 406 feet to right-center.

As Harper rounded the bases, first base coach Tim Bogar picked up the few inches of lumber left in the former NL MVP's batting gloves and handed it to a bat boy.