Bryce Harper’s Friday Night Rapier off Johan Santana

It had been around two weeks since Bryce Harper’s last home run.

On Friday night in the Nationals 6-4 win over the New York Mets Harper caught a low fastball from Johan Santana and hit it into the right field seats. Like all of Harper’s Bombs, it got out of the park in a hurry.

It was the 11th big league bomb of his career. His fifth career dong at Nationals Park.

This one carries a special value since it’s off a tough lefty. And it seems that in the early going, Bryce Harper is building a special reputation for loving to murder the Metropolitans.