The blast put the Nats up 1-0 in the top of the first, but the Mets just tied it on a Todd Frazier RBI single.
The bat he used to hit a first-inning home run Monday against the Mets, though - that's another story altogether. Unfortunately for deGrom, it didn't matter. 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.
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. He's on another level right now and clearly, it's getting noticed.
Harper's two-run single off Jerry Blevins made it 6-3. The five-time All-Star 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.
DeGrom struck out 12 in 7 1/3 innings, the longest outing by a Mets pitcher this season. He also drove in a run with a safety squeeze. OF Jay Bruce (plantar fasciitis) didn't start for the second straight game.
Braves 2, Phillies 1 • Julio Teheran outpitched Aaron Nola, leading host Atlanta to a victory that snapped Philadelphia's winning streak at six games. 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.
Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar left Monday night's game against the Rays with an apparent injury. One will be played as part of a doubleheader June 5, another as a single game August 20 - which was supposed to be a day off for both clubs.