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Bryce Harper sent a Jordan Lyles fastball to the tree-laden Rockies bullpen this afternoon. He stood and admired the shot for a second, as he should have. Thereā€™s no choice but to marvel at a perfect bat-on-ball THWACK like this one.

Harperā€™s homer scored three runs in the Nationalsā€™ 11-run seventh inning.