Nats Rally Past Mets, 8-6, With Help Of Harper's Broken-Bat HR Nationals have a black hole batting behind Bryce Harper Shear Power! Bryce Harper Breaks Bat in Two on Long Home Run Nationals' Bryce Harper hits homer while snapping his bat DeGrom's 12 Strikeouts Wasted As Mets Blow Late Lead To Nationals

Nats Rally Past Mets, 8-6, With Help Of Harper's Broken-Bat HR

Bryce Harper's broken-bat home run helped the Nationals beat the Mets for only their fourth win in the last 13 games.

NEW YORK (AP) — The shear power of Bryce Harper was startling. DeGrom struck out 12 in 7 1/3 innings, the longest outing by a Mets pitcher this season. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. Harper also isn’t prone to chase these pitches, offering a swing less than 22 percent of the time. Taking this a step further, the Nationals are one of the most unlucky teams in baseball, having won two fewer games than expected based on when and where they produce their hits and walks.

Harper’s two-run single off Jerry Blevins made it 6-3. He grounded out as a pinch hitter. Bats Carry Yankees Over Twins Despite Rough Start From Sonny Gray Didi Gregorius homered for the fourth straight game and added two RBIs to his major league-leading total. The 25-year-old former NL MVP has hit 158 home runs so far in his career, boosting his total with the solo shot in the first inning.

Nationals have a black hole batting behind Bryce Harper

Ryan Zimmerman, who typically bats behind Harper, has a .390 OPS. The league average for non-pitchers is .718.

He left with two on, one out and a five-run lead. All Rights Reserved. The benefits of his approach are twofold: He waits for a pitch he likes so he can crush it, or he gets a free pass to first base. Their division rival New York Mets, by contrast, have won four more games than expected due to above-average luck. But as soon as he made contact, his bat split into pieces. Wilmer Difo tied it with a two-out, two-run single off Jeurys Familia, and Michael A.

Giants Can Go Any Which Way At No. It was impressive,” Turner said “There’s rumors that it was already broken beforehand. So I’m curious to see the tape to see if he hit it on the barrel or off the end of the bat, whatever it maybe. Darcy Wells was just 12 when she was tormented by her coach. Follow @DesBieler The story must be told. The Nationals rallied against five pitchers in their big burst, winning for just the fourth time in 13 games.

Shear Power! Bryce Harper Breaks Bat in Two on Long Home Run

Notify me of new comments via email. Alfonzo’s .757 OPS in 2004, for example, was just 5 percent lower than the league average after accounting for external factors like ballparks.(95 OPS+ ). Is that enough to narrow the five-game gap between the clubs in the NL East? The baseball left the stadium at 99.2-mph, zooming 406 feet from home plate, according to Statcast. Harper’s major league-leading eighth home run was a show of shear power and strength.

In Draft, Including Trading Down Dave Gettleman has learned many lessons as an NFL executive. So I’m curious to see the tape to see if he hit it on the barrel or off the end of the bat, whatever it maybe. It is safe to say, however, that Harper will not be using his 33½-inch, 31½-ounce Marucci bat again, after it was shattered in two pieces, splitting just above his hand. Who is Shahid Khan?

Nationals' Bryce Harper hits homer while snapping his bat

Bryce Harper hit a home run and was left holding only the knob of his bat in the Washington Nationals' win against the New York Mets.

Kent’s .933 OPS in 2002 was 47 percent above average (147 OPS+). It might be, and at the least it could give solace to the Nationals and their fans that there should be better — and more productive — days ahead. The five-time All-Star returned in the eighth inning to spark the Nationals' comeback. Harper connected for a solo drive in the first inning off Jacob deGrom. He is 2-7 lifetime vs. The new general manager of the New York Giants has one mantra in the draft room.

Recommended Slideshows 51 In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 51 Top 50 Highest-grossing Movies of All Time 44 In Pictures: Every U.S. Why supporters face danger in Rome... Harper’s two-run single off Jerry Blevins made it 6-3. Cole was 0-1 with a 12.00 ERA in two starts this season. But until then, here are our five favorite goofy NFL Draft moments. This season, Harper isn’t getting much protection from Ryan Zimmerman, whose .390 OPS is well below average (7 OPS+).

DeGrom's 12 Strikeouts Wasted As Mets Blow Late Lead To Nationals

The Nationals rallied against five pitchers in their big burst, winning for just the fourth time in 13 games.

Harper battled Mets left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins during that at-bat. The five-time All-Star trotted most of the way to first holding the few inches of the handle that remained. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. Giants' Manning More Concerned With New Offense Than Upcoming Draft Manning's admission comes even with the possibility of the New York Giants using the No. Play a quick game of solitaire or Sudoku.

Wasps mutiny! Wilmer Difo tied it with a two-out, two-run single off Jeurys Familia, and Michael A. The 26-year-old has pitched parts of four seasons for the Nats. Commission On College Basketball Proposes Changes To NCAA The Commission released a 60-page report Wednesday analyzing the state of the sport and making proposals for changes. It’s no wonder pitchers don’t mind avoiding the strike zone against Harper — there is barely a penalty for doing so.

Watch: Nats' Bryce Harper breaks bat blasting 406-ft home run

Bryce Harper sent the ball flying hundreds of feet in a broken-bat home run as the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets on Monday. See video.

All Rights Reserved. Super Bowl MVP. Copyright © 2018 by WTOP. Washington Nationals baseball star Bryce Harper is known for his big swings, but this week he hit a home run with a difference - smashing his bat in the process. The bat he used to hit a first-inning home run Monday night  against the Mets, though — that’s another story altogether. It was just unfortunate,” New York manager Mickey Callaway said. “Off night for a few of them.

Bruins Win Dramatic Game 7 And, Is It Finally The Capitals Year? Based on his exit velocities and launch angles, he should have an above-average slugging percentage (.442) instead of his actual rate of .204. Your subscription supports journalism that matters. Harper came in to score later in the inning on Wilmer Difo's RBI single. He was cruising when he left with two on, one out and a five-run lead.

WATCH: Bryce Harper breaks bat in two on long home run

In a startling display, the Washington Nationals slugger broke his bat into two pieces, yet still hit a long home run Monday night against the New York Mets.

Kiszla: From Sam Darnold to Quenton Nelson, six ways Broncos can’t go wrong with No. Harper is used to giving fans something to cheer about, with over 150 home runs in his career, but his latest was certainly one to remember. On the first pitch he saw from New York’s Jacob DeGrom, Harper mashed a 406-foot home run to right-center field, despite his bat breaking in two. It’s one inning.

A comeback win for Boston in Game 7. Zimmerman is one of just 19 batters this season who has made an out on an at-bat that historically has had at least a 94 percent chance of being a hit. Benny "The Jet" busted the guts out of a baseball... He went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a walk in the victory. Cole (1-1) got the win despite giving up Asdrubal Cabrera’s two-run homer in the seventh that made it 6-1.

Watch: Bryce Harper Breaks Bat, Hits 406-Foot Home Run Anyway

Harper hit the eight homer of his MLB career in an 8-6 win against the Jets.

As he trotted up the first base line, the Nationals slugger was still holding the shard that remained from when most of the bat flew away on contact. It wasn’t even the game,” he said. “We’ll learn from it and make sure that it doesn’t throw us into some kind of tailspin. Callaway says Cespedes’ timing at the plate is slightly off, and felt a break might help. In the other Eastern series, is this finally the year the Caps get past the Penguins?

Roy Hobbs had light-tower power... It's just how we are. Nationals starter Jeremy Hellickson gave up two runs in 4 2/3 innings of his Nationals debut. Jets Could End Up Winning Big As NFL Draft hype goes, the last few weeks leading up to the start of the first round on Thursday night in Arlington, Texas, have been as crazy as any in recent memory. Part of the bat flew off when Harper hit the ball, leaving only a jagged handle in his hands.

Washington Nationals baseball star Bryce Harper hits home run with a difference as his bat BREAKS in half mid-swing

Washington Nationals baseball star Bryce Harper is known for his big swings, but this week he hit a home run with a difference - smashing his bat in the process.

Cespedes flied out as a pinch hitter. … OF Jay Bruce (plantar fasciitis) didn’t start for the second straight game. Brooks: John Wall Might Be Fastest Player in NBA History Wizards coach Scott Brooks comments on John Wall's game-changing speed. And that’s the good news: Washington is batting way below expectations, with or without Harper on base. Washington used the long ball to jump ahead 1-0 in the first inning, before staging a late comeback to beat the Mets 8-6 Monday at Citi Field in New York.

Mets: OF Yoenis Cespedes, who played in the Mets’ first 14 games, didn’t start. Memorial Mass For Mets Legend Rusty Staub Held At St. The hit was Harper’s MLB-leading eighth home run and gave the Nats a temporary lead at New York’s Citi Field. The lumber split just above his hands, and the barrel helicoptered into the high, protective netting behind home plate on the first base side.

Bryce Harper 's broken-bat homer amazes

The Nationals slugger’s bat split into two, yet he still hit a 406-foot home run.

The team’s batting average on balls in play with men on base is .294 in a league in which the average is .300. The Mets took control of the game and led 6-1 entering the eighth inning. We've got a great manager in that office that believes in us and pulls on the same rope with us every single day. The slugger was hitting just .190, striking out 26 times in 58 at-bats. Patrick's Cathedral The city said its goodbyes to a Mets icon on Wednesday.

He started to flex when he came back. Speaking after the match — which finished in an 8-6 win for his side — Harper said: 'Barreled it pretty good. Who did it better? The 25-year-old former NL MVP has hit 158 home runs so far. Mets: RHP Zack Wheeler (1-0, 1.29) pitched seven sharp innings at Miami in his season debut, retiring the last 16 batters he faced. CBS Broadcasting Inc. Its  BABIP with runners in scoring position is even lower at .262 — only the San Francisco Giants ( .205 ) and Colorado Rockies (.260) are worse among NL teams.

Bryce Harper broke a bat, hit a home run and trotted the bases with the handle as a trophy

The Nats slugger celebrated his display of power by showing off his biceps as he returned to the dugout.

Copyright © 2018 United Press International, Inc. Manager Mickey Callaway says Cespedes’ timing at the plate is slightly off, and felt a break might help. The memorial mass for Rusty Staub was held at St. The lumber split just above his hands, and the barrel helicoptered into the high, protective netting behind home plate on the first base side. Rockies vs. While the player himself made his way round the bases to the crowd's applause, first base coach Tim Boger was picking up the broken bat, handing it to a nearby bat boy.

Said Martinez: “He started to flex when he came back. He is 2-7 lifetime vs. Heading into Tuesday night’s games, the 25-year-old former MVP has seen just 37.5 percent of pitches in the strike zone, his lowest rate since 2013, his second year in the major leagues. The league average is .297. Grom threw Harper a 95.8-mph four-seam fastball. The Nationals rallied against five pitchers in their big burst, winning for just the fourth time in 13 games.