Marlon Byrd Broke His Bat Swinging Without Making Contact With The Ball

In the sixth inning of today's game against the Mets, Phillies right fielder Marlon Byrd swung through Jonathon Niese's 89 mph cheese so hard that he broke his bat. Byrd struck out swinging for the first out of the inning.

Byrd was able to redeem himself some later in the game since, for the third consecutive game, the Mets and Phillies went to extra innings. In the top of the 11th, the Mets took a 4-2 lead on a Lucas Duda home run. Byrd came back in the bottom half of the inning and swung hard again, but this time he actually made contact and hit a home run, cutting the lead to 4-3, before Ryan Howard grounded out feebly to end the game.