Former National League MVP Bryce Harper is off to the hottest start of what’s proving to be a Hall of Fame worthy career in the nation’s capital.
Harper entered Sunday’s game against the division-rival New York Mets having hit five homers in the Washington Nationals’ first eight games.
It didn’t take Harper long to make it six on the season. On just the third pitch he saw from Mets starter Matt Harvey in the opening frame, Harper hit a towering homer over the right field fence.
As soon as you heard it, you knew it was Bryce Harper's 6th homer of the season 😳 pic.twitter.com/c8IzHUDZDL
— ESPN (@espn) April 9, 2018
If we listen closely, it’s possible to hear the ball scream. That’s how hard Harper hit it. Now with six homers in less than nine full games, Harper is making quick work of opposing pitchers.
Unfortunately for the Nationals, starter Tanner Roark followed that up by allowing a grand slam to Adrian Gonzalez in the top of the third inning. Though, that doesn’t take away from what Harper has already done.