Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Shattering strength: Nats' Bryce Harper breaks bat and still homers

Shattering strength: Nats' Bryce Harper breaks bat and still homers

Harper trotted most of the way to first holding the few inches of the handle that remained after tagging a 95 miles per hour fastball from Jacob deGrom. According to MLB's website, the swing propelled the ball 406 feet, with an exit velocity of 99 miles per hour.

It was Harper's eighth home run of the season and made it an early 1-0 Nationals lead. It was a solo drive in the first inning off Jacob deGrom. The Mets swept Washington in D.C. last weekend.

Aaron Judge became the fastest major leaguer to hit 60 career homers, and Gregorius finished with three RBIs.

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The huge victory for means Mainz swapped places with Freiburg , taking their place just one spot above the relegation zone. There were some weird scenes at the end of the first half when players left the pitch for the break with the score at 0-0.


This apparent injury is bad timing for Profar, as he just got the opportunity to start at shortstop after Elvis Andrus went down with an injury. He also drove in a run with a safety squeeze. Jose Peraza had a two-run double.

DeGrom struck out 12 in 7 1/3 innings, the longest outing by a Mets pitcher this season.

Harper hit his major league-high eighth homer, and his 33 1/2-inch, 31 1/2-ounce Marucci bat paid the price. He has allowed five hits but only two runs.

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Ben Simmons finished with 24 points to lead the Sixers. "If you're seeking to become a whole team, you need Joel Embiid ". The result tied the series at 1-1; handing the Heat home-court advantage for the remainder of the first round match-up.


Midway through, the Mets lead the Nats 2-1.

Rays 8, Rangers 4Mallex Smith had four hits and Blake Snell struck out nine to help host Tampa Bay prevail and stop a losing streak at four games. That followed a weekend of freezing rain. The final one was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader September 28.

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Meanwhile, the RBI on Tuesday formed a committee to tide over the cash crunch crisis that has hit several states in the country. "The temporary shortage caused by "sudden and unusual increase" in some areas is being tackled quickly", Jaitley tweeted.


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