Bryce Harper hit his eighth home run of the season on Monday night, and it will simply show up as a solo home run in the box score.
Harper is now up to eight home runs this season, which means nearly any time he touches the ball it goes over the fence. With AP Photos.This was shear power by Bryce Harper.
While Harper getting his MLB-leading eighth homer in just 17 games is certainly impressive, the fact that he hit a long ball with a broken field at Citi Field is much more important.
That home run, by the way, was No. 8 on the season for Harper.
Harper shattered his bat in two, and the ball still cleared the right-field wall with plenty of room to spare.
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. The homer against the Mets gave him eight longballs this year, which led the National League.