Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth both wallop a humdinger of a homer in Nats’ win (vids)
Bryce Harper and fellow outfielder Jayson Werth both got off the homerless schneid by hitting their first home runs of the year with each round-tripper being amazing in their own right as the Washington Nationals out-powered the Miami Marlins for a 10-7 victory on Wednesday at Nationals Park.
Harper got the home run party started in the 4th inning when he absolutely demolished an offering from Marlins lefty Brad Hand, depositing the ball in the upper deck for a three-run bomb.
The umps initially ruled the vulgar display of power a home run but instituted a review that ultimately confirmed the initial call.
Home Run Tracker estimate that ball traveled 416 feet. Not too shabby.
What Werth’s home run in the 8th inning lacked in distance when compared to Harper it more than made up for with just how clutch it proved to be related to the ultimate outcome of the game. After the Marlins intentionally walked Anthony Rendon to load the bases and the Nationals down 7-6, Werth made them pay for it by slugging a grand slam that just made it into the bullpen.
Awesome bat flip by Werth after the homer. Perhaps letting the Marlins know that he may have felt a bit disrespected by the team opting to intentionally walk a batter to get to him.
“When the game is on the line, you want to come through for your teammates.” Werth said, via MLB.com.
And that he did.