WASHINGTON — This headline would be better if Statcast wasn’t a thing.
However, Statcast is a thing, which means we have some numbers on this absolute moonshot Bryce Harper launched Tuesday night.
Per Statcast, that ball — which definitely landed, we have confirmed — went 450 feet. It left Harper’s bat at a speed of 110 mph and an angle of 25 degrees.
In other words: The ball was hit very hard.
But Anthony Rendon, who is having one of those games with two home runs and a double, has a Statcast claim to fame of his own.
Rendon’s wasn’t the most impressive home run you’ll ever see. Harper’s was an absolute bolt.
Both get the job done.