WATCH: Nationals’ Bryce Harper hits league-leading sixth homer of the season

Courtesy of Jason Getz, USA Today Sports

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.

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┬áTanner 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.