Bryce Harper absolutely crushed a home run into the third deck in NLDS Game 1
Harper hits home run into third deck in NLDS Game 1
There are home runs and there are moonshots. Bryce Harper tends to prefer the latter. Long lauded for his immense power, Harper is basically the Paul Bunyan of baseball and he put his skills on display in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Giants.
Panda and Co. were cruising along thanks in part to a stellar start from Jake Peavy, who allowed zero runs and only two hits over 5 2/3 innings. Having already singled in the fifth, Harper led off the seventh as his Nationals trailed 3-0.
... And then they didn't anymore.
Third. Deck. The Giants will be lucky if that thing ever comes back to Earth.
Also, +1 for the bat flip:
That's Harper's second career postseason homer after he took Adam Wainwright deep in the 2012 NLDS and the guy still isn't 22 yet. So, you can go ahead and be impressed.
Sadly for Harper and the Nats, the solo shot wouldn't be enough. Neither would the Asdrubal Cabrera homer that also came in the seventh. The Giants held on to win 3-2.