Bryce Harper is returning to MVP form and putting as much distance between himself and his disappointing 2016 season as he is putting between home plate and the baseballs he’s crushing.
The Nationals’ right fielder went deep twice more Wednesday, including a grand slam. The Braves’ Julio Teheran was the victim each time – once in each of the first two innings of Washington’s 14-4 win.
Harper added a double and a single to finish 4-for-4 with a walk – his second four-hit game of the season. He has posted a ridiculous .404/.516/.846 slash line with six homers, five doubles and 18 RBI in his first 14 games this season.