TOP OF THE EIGHTH: NATIONALS 7 (1) – 6 METS
The Nationals scored six runs in the eighth inning to make a stunning comeback against the Mets who so far on the season have beaten the odds to take the division lead and—
Forget all that.
Did you see what Bryce Harper did, in the third inning?
Bryce Harper just…… broke his entire bat off
And hit a HR. pic.twitter.com/Sh0YflZcP6
— The Big Inning (@big_inning) April 16, 2018
The Nationals were down 6-1, and then suddenly in one inning forced the Mets into five pitching changes, storming back to tie the game with a two-run single and take the lead on a bases loaded walk to Michael Taylor, and—
Am I crazy or was that Bryce Harper thing the wildest thing I’ll see all year?
This is a picture of Bryce Harper hitting a home run.
Yes really. pic.twitter.com/k3r8cR9Grx
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) April 17, 2018
The Nationals, in one inning, just turned the tables on the entire N.L. East, which so far had gone only the Mets way, against all the predictions, and—
I was going to continue this shtick, linking videos of the Harper home run until the end of time, ignoring the Nats’ inning itself in favor of what must be a history-books event from Bryce Harper, but:
It turns out its not as rare as I’d thought.
So, well, maybe that eighth inning really was the story here tonight. Maybe the Nationals turning a sub-.500 early season around against a rival really was more special than a broken bat home run.
Maybe Bryce Harper really wasn’t the story.
Maybe, instead, it’s this N.L. East. The early-season beginnings of a division race for the ages. One that’ll pit two teams—
Oh, what am I talking about?
Bryce Harper hit a f*cking home run with the whole bat broken off!
Watch it again, and witness:
Benny "The Jet" busted the guts out of a baseball…
Roy Hobbs had light-tower power…
Bryce Harper hit a 406-ft BROKEN BAT home run. pic.twitter.com/v1ReLAklGM
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) April 16, 2018
Safe to say this might just be the biggest freak occurrence at Citi Field since the Baba Booey Incident.
It’s that, and it’s this.
We’ll wait around noine years for another like it.