Bryce Harper crushes first career grand slam for 100th career homer
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper joined the 100-homer club in style, blasting his first career grand slam to right field off of Braves starter Julio Teheran in the bottom of the third inning on Thursday. The salami gave the Nationals a 4-1 lead.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s true: Harper hadn’t hit a grand slam in his 33 previous opportunities, though he still had a .912 OPS with the sacks full.
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Harper, at 23 years and 181 days old, is the eighth-youngest player to reach 100 career homers. He’s also only the third National to hit 100 homers, joining Ryan Zimmerman and Ian Desmond.