With the Capitals and Wizards both engaged in playoff battles, DC sports fans could be forgiven for not devoting much time to the Nationals on Wednesday night.
Those who did, though, were rewarded with an impressive showing by Bryce Harper.
Against the Braves, Harper racked up a stat line in two innings that many major leaguers would call a solid week. First came this solo blast off of starter Julio Teheran:
Bryce Harper hits his 6th career homer off Julio Teheran!!! pic.twitter.com/TDqb8Ywgm9— TheRenderMLB (@TheRenderMLB) April 19, 2017
But the Nats superstar apparently didn't like the feeling of hitting a home run and running the bases alone. So in the next frame, he decided to launch a grand slam, too:
Those two dingers were just the latest dingers that Harper has hit off of the hopeless and helpless Atlanta pitcher:
Grand Slam, Bryce Harper. His career numbers against Julio Teheran are very insane:— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) April 20, 2017
15-33 (.455), 7 HR, 10 XBHs, 17 RBIs
Because I'm a very honest journalist, I'll admit that I was fixated on the two postseason affairs that were happening at the same time as Harper's destruction of Teheran. Luckily, my mom sent me a text after Harper's second homer to let me know what was going down:
Congratulations to Bryce Harper for his excellent evening, and congratulations to my mom for making it into a blog, even if she still isn't totally sure what a blog is.
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