Three runs down in the seventh inning, things were looking bleak for the Nationals until Bryce Harper did this.
Boom! Harper absolutely destroyed that 97-mph fastball from the San Francisco Giants’ Hunter Strickland. The ball sailed an estimated 445 feet into the third deck in right field, the longest of his major-league career and the longest of the young MLB postseason.
Bryce Harper’s 7th-inning HR traveled 445′, longest of his career. It was tracked at 114.2 mph when it left his bat. pic.twitter.com/1l0iUOjuqP
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 3, 2014
I wonder how many people arrived in Sec. 234 today thinking there was a chance of catching a home run ball.
— Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) October 3, 2014
That Harper HR was Iverson dropping 46 in a Game 6 loss against Milwaukee in 2001 before blowing them out in Game 7.
— Michael Baumann (@MJ_Baumann) October 3, 2014
Harper took a second to watch it, and then he tore around the bases so quickly he pressed his hand to his helmet to keep it on.
— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) October 3, 2014
But wait! That’s not all. Along with Harper’s long-distance homer, Asdrubal Cabrera slapped another one into the stands off Strickland.
The Nats ended the inning down a run, and in a much louder home stadium.