Today marks the opening day of the 2013 Major League Baseball season and Bryce Harper has already started to dominate.
At 1:20 PM, Harper hit his first home run of the season off of Miami Marlins pitcher Ricky Nolasco. Harper blasted the pitch from Nolasco to the stands in right-center field, and became the fourth Nationals player to hit a home run on Opening Day, joining Adam LaRoche (2006), Chad Tracy (2009) and Ryan Zimmerman (2008).[inline_share text=”Share this article so your friends can see Bryce Harper’s history Opening Day!”]
However, later in the game, Harper hit another home run, and is currently 2 for 2 in the game. As you can see in the video below, Harper blasted the home run in the bottom of the fourth with the Nationals up 1 to zero.
According to Buzzfeed News, Harper is on pace for 324 home runs this season if he keeps up this pace.
The 20 year old phenom batted in 22 home runs in his rookie season last year which was good enough for second-most among rookies, only eclipsed by Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, who his 30 in his rookie season last year.
You can watch a video of Bryce Harper’s first blast below. We’ll update this post with a video of Harper’s second homer soon.
Here’s a video of Harper’s second blast: