Just a week into his Philadelphia Phillies career, Bryce Harper returned to Washington D.C. to face a Nationals team he spent the past seven years with. Harper heard plenty of boos from Nationals fans, as if those people wouldn’t take $330 million in a heartbeat to change jobs or job locations.
Bryce Harper gets booed running out to right field. pic.twitter.com/QboVAxEVif
— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) April 3, 2019
But Harper got the last laugh in Philadelphia’s 8-2 win. In the top of the eighth, the 26-year-old slugger crushed a Jeremy Hellickson pitch 458-feet to the second deck in right center field, and included a beautiful bat flip.
Bryce Harper KILLED this one in DC. https://t.co/ESVhwQdZRj
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) April 3, 2019
You asked for it. You got it.
— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 3, 2019
Now THAT is a bat flip from Bryce Harper 😳
— ESPN (@espn) April 3, 2019
— MLB (@MLB) April 3, 2019
That’s already Harper’s third homer of the season, and he hit an even longer one on Saturday (465 feet). Oh, and the Phillies are still undefeated at 4-0.