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(Video) Despite Breaking His Bat, Justin Upton Still Hits Homer

Now that’s power, kids. And ultimately, Justin Upton’s impressive display of hitting Monday evening, which left him holding a small portion of the handle as the rest of the bat was sent flying out towards third base, proved to be of the utmost necessity, as it was the lone run scored in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was Upton’s 31st homer of the season and the play had to be reviewed to ensure there was no fan interference.

Justin Upton, what say you? Via MLB.com:

“I knew I had barreled the ball up,” Upton said. “I guess I hit it on the wrong part of the bat or the wrong side of the bat, I don’t know what it was. I don’t know if it was cracked before or whatnot. I have no clue how it happened to be honest with you. The ball just carried.”

Just carried, indeed. Must be that dry, desert air. Or perhaps Upton is some kind of bat-breaking superhuman. Or maybe, despite breaking his bat, he just hit the ball real far. Hard to say, really.