Harper is now up to eight home runs this season, which means nearly any time he touches the ball it goes over the fence. 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.
Harper went yard in his first at-bat against the New York Mets on Monday night.
I've never seen a broken bat home run quite like this before though. No matter, though. Harper hammered the pitch over the right-center-field fence for his eighth home run of the season, as all those in attendance looked on in utter disbelief.
That home run, by the way, was No. 8 on the season for Harper. Statcast projected the homer at 406 feet.