As it turns out, this Bryce Harper fellacan hit.
On Sunday, already with one homer on the day, he launched a three-run tater off Joaquin Benoit on a two-out, full-count pitch with the Nationals trailing by one, giving Washington a 6-4 victory over Philadelphia.
BAH GAWD HE'S BROKEN IN HALF! pic.twitter.com/WSjfwYJoHO— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) April 16, 2017
The homer by Harper is his fourth of the season, and it was a no-doubter:
Harper is scorching hot to start the season, hitting .333 with a 1.099 OPS and 13 RBIs. It's still early, though — the 2015 NL MVP got off to a similar start in 2016.
He is coming off his worst season of his career, in which he hit .243 (but still slashed .373/.441/.814). He looks poised not to repeat that in 2017.