Of all the feats Bryce Harper has pulled off in his six-year Major League Baseball career, perhaps none has been quite as remarkable, impressive and downright preposterous than what he accomplished during Monday night during the Nationals-Mets game.
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The ball sailed far over the wall in right center at Citi Field. But the Mets responded with a tying run in the bottom half on a Todd Frazier RBI single. Harper's bat shattered just above his hands, and the barrel helicoptered on a fly into the high, protective netting behind home plate on the first base side.
Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge hit his 60th career home run on Monday night, a solo blast to right field off of Marlins starter Caleb Smith in the second inning. The Mets swept Washington in D.C. last weekend.