Bryce Harper picked up his sixth hit and third home run in 10 at bats on Saturday night, crushing a two-run homer to right off Phillies starter Aaron Nola in the fifth inning.
Ahead 1-0 in the count, Harper hit a 90-mph two-seam fastball 412 feet, recording an exit velocity of 107 mph according to Statcast. It gave the Nationals a 7–0 lead, and they would go on to win 8–1 for their seventh straight win.
The homer raised Harper’s batting average on the young season to .353.
– Kenny Ducey