Bryce Harper loves Opening Day, and he even loves Julio Teheran more. When those two things come together, it’s like a magical conjunction for the 23-year old phenom. In his first at-bat of the 2016 campaign, Harper started off just as he did last year homering off Bartolo Colon.
He worked an excellent at bat and capped it off with another home run in his short but illustrious career. It was the fourth home run he’s hit on Opening Day in his career. He has this act down.
The Nationals won the game 4-3 in 10 innings, rallying to tie it at 3-3 in the ninth off Atlanta’s embattled closer, Jason Grilli. Here’s to making 49 more of these posts this year.