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Matz Gives Up Homer Early, Recovers In Four Inning Start

Matz Gives Up Homer Early, Recovers In Four Inning Start

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.

Harper is now up to eight home runs this season, which means nearly any time he touches the ball it goes over the fence.

Bryce Harper has provided us with the latest evidence that he is, in fact, not human. All that was left was the handle. In a startling display, the Washington Nationals slugger broke his bat completely in two pieces, yet still hit a long home run against the New York Mets.

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Harper's bat shattered just above his hands, and the barrel helicoptered into the high, protective netting behind home plate on the first base side. On Monday night he hit his MLB-leading eighth home run of the season, despite breaking his bat.

Seriously. Harper crushed this ball while breaking his bat in two. The homer against the Mets gave him eight longballs this year, which led the National League. Statcast projected the homer at 406 feet.

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