Bryce Harper throw: 310-foot strike nabs Nationals' Victor Robles

 eu.usatoday.com  07/14/2019 00:14:13   Christopher Bumbaca

Bryce Harper became a thorn in his former team's side in his first game back in Washington, when he smacked a homer deep to right field at Nationals Park and flipped his bat.��

Harper, who signed a 13-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies this offseason after seven years with the Nationals, has not relented in showing out against his old team.�

With one out in the second inning at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Nationals outfielder Victor Robles stroked an extra-base hit into the right-center field gap.�

Manning right field, Harper played the ball off the wall and picked it up on the warning track. Robles attempted to leg out a triple, but Harper fired a 310-foot throw that reached third baseman Maikel Franco on the fly to retire the speedy outfielder.�

According to Statcast, Harper's throw reached 93.5 mph.�

It hasn't all been smooth sailing for Harper since his departure from Washington. Entering Saturday, the six-time All-Star�was batting .256/.371/.470�with 16 homers and 62 RBI.�

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